The UK Flexible Working Bill

In July 2023, the government’s Flexible Working Bill (also known as the Employment Relations Bill) received royal assent from the House of Lords.

The new laws coming into place will include:

  • The opportunity for employees to request flexible working immediately, removing the 26-week qualifying period
  • The obligation for employers to engage in discussions with employees and consider alternative options prior to declining a flexible working request
  • The ability for employees to make 2 flexible working requests in any 12 month period
  • The requirement for employers to provide a response to a flexible working request within 2 months, reduced from the previous 3 month timeframe.

Over the past 7 years, the UK has seen a 566% increase in the amount of businesses offering some form of flexible working to their employees.
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