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Flexible Working For All? February 12, 2007

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Business, News.
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Children’s Minister Beverley Hughes has called for all UK workers to be given the right to work more flexibly.

She claims that allowing staff to work from home will allow them a better  work-life balance, and makes them more efficient and productive.

Currently, parents of children under the age of six, or disabled children under 18, are the only ones who have the right to request flexible working, although anyone can request it.

However, allowing staff to work from home occasionally, or to have more flexible hours, is proven to increase productivity, staff morale and staff retention. It also helps the environment, reducing travel and commuting costs.

Liverpool Chamber already practices a flexible working policy, giving its staff more freedom in where and when it can work. The benefits are clear to all and we believe they should at least be considered by employees across the city.

Read more on Beverley Hughes’ announcement on the BBC website.

Find out more about the current laws on flexible working.

Attend a BT symposium on flexible working. 

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