Working from home

All employees with 26 weeks' service have the right to request a change to their hours, timing or location of work. Flexible working can improve productivity but it brings with it various issues for employers. Here we highlight our latest flexible working content, including guidance on how to handle flexible working requests, including content on working from home.


Flexible working: are we moving in the right direction?

New research underlines how businesses must learn to properly engage flexible workers.

Three in five parents work unpaid overtime to cope with workload

13 Jan 2020

Flexible working is unable to deliver the work-life balance that parents need, according to a report that finds three in...

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Staff seek greater flexibility as they get older

2 Dec 2019

Employees increasingly look for a job that is tailored to their lives, rather than having to adapt their lives to...

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Remote workers ‘should spend at least two days in office’

11 Nov 2019

A study finds that while remote working is linked to positive wellbeing, it has little effect on stress and productivity.

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Consultation closes with huge support for family friendly transparency

11 Oct 2019

As the government consultation into whether employers should have to publish their family-related leave and flexible working policies comes to...

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Rail statistics prove need for flexible season tickets

4 Oct 2019

Use of season tickets is falling as commuters’ flexible working arrangements mean they are no longer good value for money.

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Remote working roles have doubled in four years

30 Sep 2019

The number of remote working jobs available has doubled in the past four years, according to job board CV-Library.

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Why meeting flexible working requests is easier said than done

26 Sep 2019

With Labour proposing a four-day week and unions campaigning for workers to use technology to spend less time in the...

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Flexible working in higher paid jobs trebles

17 Sep 2019

Job adverts with salaries over £60,000 are three times more likely to offer flexible working than they did three years...

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Five paradoxes of global remote working

1 Aug 2019

As workforces become more dispersed and global, it’s easy to assume employees can manage on their own and take charge...

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Employers should have to ‘opt out’ of offering flexible working, says MP

17 Jul 2019

Flexible working should be offered by default for any job and employers should “opt out” if a job cannot be...

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‘Meaningful work and location more important than high pay’ for UK staff

7 May 2019

The happiest employers work in diverse workplaces and find that doing meaningful work is more important to them than salary.

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Why it’s time to compel all employers to publish parental policies

5 Apr 2019

Recent research claimed that top employers’ parental policies are “invisible”, and a number have now publicly committed to publishing their...

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BNY Mellon’s flexible working policy review: what can HR learn?

13 Mar 2019

Last week US bank BNY Mellon informed its employees it was “pausing” a review of its policies that allow them...

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Major bank reverses its working from home ban

7 Mar 2019

The world's largest custodian bank and asset servicing company, the Bank of New York Mellon, has halted its plan to stop all 50,000 of its staff across the world from working from home.

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