The Government has announced that it intends to start work on extending the right to flexible working to all employees this year.
The proposal was a Liberal Party Manifesto commitment and was included in the Coalition Agreement publiushed on 20 May this year. The Government will be consulting with business with a view to bringing the proposal before the House later this year.
Currently only employees with 26 month’s continuous employment who have or expect to have parental responsibility of a child aged 16 or under or a disabled child under 18 who receives Disability Living Allowance or those who are carers for an adult can apply for flexible working.
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