People Management reported on the 17th July that the Government are considering that employers could be forced to make all job roles flexible by default, rather than putting the onus on employees to request flexibility, under a new bill making its way through parliament.

Under the flexible working bill, introduced yesterday by Conservative MP Helen Whately, employers would have to make all roles flexible – with employees allowed to choose from a predefined list of flexible arrangements – unless there was a sound business case for why the role could not be done flexibly.

Introducing her bill, Whately said the traditional 40-hour, five-day working week “made sense in an era of single-earner households and stay-at-home mums”, but it did not accurately reflect the reality of how people want to live and work today.

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