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LibDem Manifesto on Employment Law - part 2

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Summary: LibDem Manifesto: Part Two

The Liberal Democrats have published their election manifesto for the 2024 general election. This is part 2; you can read part 1 here

Here are the rest of the proposals:

- make parental leave and pay day 1 rights

- doubling SMP and SPP to £350pw

- introduce a ‘use it or lose it’ month for fathers and partners, paid at 90% of salary

- introduce new Equality Act protected characteristics of ‘caring’ and ‘care experience’ (that’ll be straightforward. Not.)

- require large employers to publish data on gender, ethnicity, disability, and LGBT+ employment levels, pay gaps and progression, and publish five-year aspirational diversity targets

- introduce specialist disability employment support

- simplify the Access to Work scheme

- introduce ‘Adjustment Passports’ to record the adjustments, modifications and equipment a disabled person has received, and ensure that Access to Work support and equipment stays with the person if they change jobs.