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Today marks the second reading of the Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill. Working Families is delighted to have proposed a set of flexible working reforms to Yasmin Qureshi MP and worked alongside her to develop the Bill, which will remove barriers for millions of employees so they can access the flexible working arrangements they need to thrive.
Today marks the second readings of the Carer’s Leave Bill and the Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Bill, both of which will expand rights for working people with caring responsibilities.
The pandemic has ushered in a new era of work, and one thing is clear: the future is flexible. As leading employers, we embrace this evolution.
Poll: Over half of UK working parents would consider leaving their job if they found another with better flexibility
A new YouGov poll commissioned by Working Families and SF Recruitment underscores the impact and importance of employers prioritising flexible working as part of their recruitment strategy.
Working Families has announced its annual list of the top flexible and family-friendly employers in the UK.
The Queen once said that family is the core of a thriving community. As a charity with families at its heart, we remember the Queen as a mother, a grandmother, and a great-grandmother who drew strength from her own family and recognised the vital importance of families in UK society.
Working Families is delighted to support the Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Bill. We have worked alongside Stuart McDonald MP and Bliss on this much-needed legislation, which will provide additional leave and pay for employees caring for infants receiving neonatal care.
Work-life balance charity Working Families has announced the winners of the 2022 Best Practice Awards at a celebratory event held at Vintner’s Hall alongside the official event partner, Bright Horizons. The awards celebrate employers whose stand-out cultures and working practices are leading the way in flexible and employee-friendly workplaces.
A new report from work-life balance charity Working Families and professional coaching organisation Talking Talent has revealed inequalities around who can access flexible working.
Having promised to make flexible working the default, to provide workers in insecure jobs with rights to have more predictable schedules, to extend redundancy protections, to reduce pregnancy and maternity discrimination, and to offer neo-natal care and carers leave, there is still no sign of the Employment Bill.
We have announced the shortlist for our 2022 Best Practice Awards. The awards celebrate employers whose stand-out cultures and working practices are leading the way in flexible and employee-friendly workplaces.
We have partnered with MusicFootballFatherhood and the University of Birmingham’s Equal Parenting project to support the launch the inaugural 2022 Movers and Shakers: Working Dads Employer Awards.