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  • ScottishPower, Finalist 2016, The Direct Line Group Best for Embedded Flexibility Award

    26 Aug 2016

    Key features A ‘business as usual’ approach to flexible working while still implementing new ideas to embed flexibility further. Managers are trained in managing flexible working and in 2015 over 90 per cent of requests for flexible working were agreed. ScottishPower is implementing ‘smart working’ to enable employees to adopt less formal flexible working to […]

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  • Scottish Power

    22 Jun 2015

      What contractual pay is offered to mothers* on maternity leave? 6 weeks’ full pay 16 weeks’ half pay plus SMP What contractual pay and leave is being offered to fathers/other parent who opt to take SPL? As above Does contractual pay have to be repaid if the employees does not to return? No Will […]

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  • Centrica, Winner 2015, The National Grid and Carers UK Best for Carers and Eldercare Award

    16 Jun 2015

    Centrica recognises that carers make a substantial contribution to its business and remains committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workforce that works well for its customers. The company believes that supporting carers reduces turnover, cuts recruitment and training costs, retains talent and experience, builds resilience and improves employee engagement and wellbeing. Centrica estimates cost […]

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  • Centrica, Winner 2014, The National Grid Best for Flexible Working Award

    20 Jan 2015

    Centrica wants to be the leading energy company, and it recognises that its people are the key to realising this ambition. To this end, it has committed to developing flexible working as a way to create a working environment that is inclusive, attracts and retains the best people, and encourages them to fulfil their potential. […]

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  • Centrica, Winner 2011, The National Grid Best for Flexible Working Award

    25 Aug 2017

    Centrica take a lifecycles approach to flexible working, recognising that people will have different needs at different stages of their lives and careers. Wellbeing and flexible working are linked and developing a healthy workplace culture means one where people are able to find the work-life balance they need. Work:wise is a project which offers ‘anytime, […]

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  • Centrica, Winner 2011, The Best for Fathers Award

    25 Aug 2017

    Policies afford fathers flexibility and time off to spend with their children. Paternity pay is enhanced, and fathers are allowed to phase back from paternity leave (OPL and APL), they are also able to split paternity leave. There is awareness that life events, like having a new baby, may temporarily affect performance and work can […]

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  • Centrica – Winner 2018, Carers UK Best for Carers and Eldercare Award

    20 Jun 2018

    Centrica has been supporting employees with caring responsibilities since it founded its Carers Network in 2005. The network now has 1,000 members and Centrica offers paid Care Leave to help staff manage caring responsibilities and reduce stress in the workplace.  Key points 1000 employees registered with Centrica’s Carers’ Network.  Up to one month paid care […]

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  • Centrica, Finalist 2011, The Legal & General Best for Carers Award

    25 Aug 2017

    A highly developed and long established carer’s policy extends across the organisation to all people. This is backed up with a thriving carer’s network which has run since 2004. Dependents are widely defined, maximising the likelihood of being able to take the carer’s leave. Additional leave is at the discretion of the line manager, and […]

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  • British Gas, Winner 2013, The E-On Best for Carers and Eldercare

    9 Dec 2014

    British Gas  WINNER  Sector: Utilities Location: all UK Employees: 28,000 British Gas has demonstrated a well developed and comprehensive approach to carers which has widespread coverage across the organisation. Supported from the highest levels of the organisation, their core message is that supporting carers in the workforce isn’t just about being a good employer, but […]

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  • British Gas, Finalist 2013, The Best for Innovation Award

    20 Jan 2015

    Sector: Utilities Location: all UK Employees: 28,000 British Gas has demonstrated a well developed and comprehensive approach to carers which has widespread coverage across the organisation. Supported from the highest levels of the organisation, their core message is that supporting carers in the workforce isn’t just about being a good employer, but that it is […]

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The Wainwright Trust was set up 30 years ago in the name of equal pay and opportunities pioneer David Wainwright. Following David’s tragically early death in 1987 the Wainwright Trust has raised money, commissioned and published research, funded and helped produce invaluable tools in the fight for equal pay and opportunities and held annual events to bring together and update people committed to and active in the area of equality at work.

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