Blog | Celebrating the end of a good year for flexible working

12 Dec

By Charlene Overend

At Family and Childcare Trust we take work-life balance seriously. We work with businesses and other organisations through our Family Friendly UK scheme to help them get the very best out of their employees. What is very encouraging to see as we near the end of 2014 is that flexible working is now part of the national conversation, thanks in part to a change in legislation this year that opened up the right to ask for flexible working to all staff.

This does not mean, however, that flexible working is the norm. Our joint research with Netmums earlier this year revealed that for 15 per cent of respondents flexible working was not available to anybody at their workplace, with nearly 29 per cent telling us they had been forced to leave work alto...

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