Supporting working carers: the benefits to families, business and the economy

Report makes a number of recommendations highlighting the economic and social benefits of supporting carers in the workplace.


Executive summary: supporting working carers

Report: supporting working carers


This report outlines the business benefits of supporting working carers including:

  • increasing staff morale and loyalty
  • staff retention
  • reducing sick leave and absenteeism
  • improving staff engagement

The report also says that better support for working carers could save taxpayers £1.3 billion.

The report includes evidence gathered from:

  • an expert steering group and a wider reference group
  • policies being implemented in some European countries
  • employers and business
Published 27 August 2013