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Making flexible working the default

Working Families’ Consultation Briefing Note

In Autumn 2021 the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy launched a consultation on a series of proposals to make flexible working the default employment position.

To inform our response, we drew upon the insight of our Legal Advisory Service and Employers Services Team. We heard directly from employers, and parents and carers themselves through online discussions with our Parents and Carers Panel, and two surveys to capture managers’ and employees’ views on the proposals. Roundtable meetings were also held with the Families and Work Group and our Academic Advisory Board.

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