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Study Reveals Lack Of Flexible Working In UK June 14, 2007

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Business, Flexible working, Legislation, News, Policy.

The BBC today reports on findings by the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) on the state of flexible working in British business.

The EOC has found that companies who introduce flexible working patterns report that they see increased productivity, improved staff engagement, and are better placed to deal with customer needs.

However, despite the growth in flexible working, the UK is lagging behind its European competitors. Only 20% of UK employers offer telworking, one of the most popular and cost-effective forms of flexible working, compared to around 40% in Germany, Sweden and Denmark. And while flexi-time is available in around 90% of German and Swedish companies, just 48% of UK companies offer it.

Read the full EOC’s press release on this issue.

Read the EOC’s ‘Transformation of Work’ reports.

Read other stories about flexible working from the Chamber blog.


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