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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...

More roads are not the answer

One obvious solution to traffic congestion, caused mostly by workers commuting to jobs in the city centre during peak hours, might appear to be building more, or bigger, roads. But a less obvious answer, and...

MP Helen Whatley proposes new flexible working law

MP Helen Whately has introduced a 10 minute Bill on flexible working in Parliament. A law allowing all employees to request flexible working was passed in 2014, but this bill would flip the question and ask...

Retain Staff With Flexible Working

A recent survey for the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) shows that aside from staff pay, firms are more likely to increase their investment in training, and introduce more flexible working practices, in order to...

Flexible Working Taskforce Launched

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), has set up a task-force to promote wider understanding and implementation of flexible working. This follows the publication of the Taylor Report into modern employment practices. The...

Call for more flexible work in Scotland

When people are able to happily combine home and work life they are much more likely to be engaged, motivated and productive at work – giving it their all. A report by recruitment agency Timewise...

Telework Technology Enables Flexible Work

Some people think about the distance and the absence when considering telework, What we think about is the connectivity.   In the summer of 2014  President Obama signed an executive order calling for federal...

Work Flexibly – Cut Costs

  The government is being urged to make greater use of flexible working to reduce property costs. With the  Central Government estate alone  estimated to cost around £25 billion to operate each year, government departments  and...