Queen’s Speech Omits Employment Bill – Again!

We were disappointed to see that once again the Queen’s Speech (delivered by Prince Charles) has omitted to include the long awaited employment bill that was first promised in 2019.  It should have included draft legislation enabling the government to finally start regulating the umbrella sector, something that was first muted in 2017.  Now, some […]

It’s Not All About The Money!

An interesting statistic has come to our attention – more than a third of UK workers (35%), are willing to take a pay cut in exchange for permanent remote work, according to a survey of 2,000 workers by Reed.co.uk.  Why then, are more employers not offering such flexibility?  It should save them money in terms […]

Flexibility From Day One For All Workers?

The government has announced that British workers will get more choice over when and where they work, under new proposals to make the right to request flexible working a day one entitlement.  If an employer cannot accommodate a request, they would need to think about what alternatives they could offer – for example, if they […]

New Flexible Working Bill Presented to Parliament

Tulip Siddiq, Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, has proposed a new Bill to parliament that would give workers the right to flexible work. Co-sponsored by MPs from the Conservative, Labour, Lib Dem, Green, SDLP and SNP parties, the Flexible Working Bill would give all workers a right to flexible working from the first day […]

Class Divide in Who Gets Flexible Working

New polling in a report published by the TUC reveals an emerging class divide as some workers opt to keep working from home whereas those who can’t work from home have little access to any forms of flexible working. The number of workers who work from home has been transformed by the pandemic. Nine out […]

Job Ads with Flexible Working Boost Applications

Research by jobs website Indeed has shown that job adverts with clearly stated flexible working options could attract up to 30 per cent more applicants than adverts without flexible working.  The study was conducted in conjunction with social purpose organisation Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) and looked at 20 million job adverts in their analysis. The […]