House of Commons
FLEXIBLE WORKING FOR CARERS
EDM #1814
Tabled 06 November 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House is concerned that, according to a survey by the charity Disability Law Service, 52 per cent of those caring for a disabled person are denied requests for flexible working and that 72 percent of carers would work, or would work more, if they could work flexibly; notes that this is unsurprising given that an employer has no duty to agree to flexible working and, when considering a carer's request for flexible working under the relevant law, does not even have to act reasonably; further notes that disabled people are entitled to have reasonable adjustments made in their workplace conditions in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 to ensure that they are able to work and can do so effectively; believes that it is not right that under current law a carer can only request flexible working, with no extra rights to flexible working than any other employee; and calls on the Government to introduce a Bill to amend the Equality Act to provide a right to reasonable adjustments for carers.

Signatures (44)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
06 November 2018
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
06 November 2018
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
19 November 2018
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
06 November 2018
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
28 November 2018
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
06 November 2018
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
06 November 2018
Daby, Janet
Labour
06 November 2018
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
06 November 2018
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
14 November 2018
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
06 November 2018
George, Ruth
Labour
06 November 2018
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
06 November 2018
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
06 November 2018
Hayes, Helen
Labour
12 November 2018
Hill, Mike
Labour
12 November 2018
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
06 November 2018
Killen, Ged
Labour
06 November 2018
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
12 November 2018
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
12 November 2018
Malhotra, Seema
Labour
15 November 2018
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
06 November 2018
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
12 November 2018
Phillips, Jess
Labour
06 November 2018
Reeves, Rachel
Labour
06 November 2018
Reynolds, Emma
Labour
13 November 2018
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
12 November 2018
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
06 November 2018
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
12 November 2018
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
06 November 2018
Stevens, Jo
Labour
19 November 2018
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
14 November 2018
West, Catherine
Labour
06 November 2018
Western, Matt
Labour
14 November 2018
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
06 December 2018
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
12 December 2018
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
19 December 2018
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
11 January 2019
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion