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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-08877: Claudia Beamish (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 20 April 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what pilots of carers' leave it has commissioned.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 5 May 2017

The Scottish Government funds the Carer Positive scheme which encourages employers in Scotland to support their employees who are carers to balance employment and their caring role through, for example, flexible working hours, carers' leave or staff support networks. As of March 2017, there were 72 employers in Scotland recognised as Carer Positive, covering almost 270,000 employees. Full details of the Carer Positive Scheme including the latest list of employers is available at

Employment rights, including statutory leave, are generally reserved to the UK Government.