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SMEs quizzed on flexible working

The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) has called for small firms to respond to its proposals to streamline the flexible working process for businesses, following plans to extend the right to request flexible working to parents with children aged 16 and under. According to BERR, the consultation is aimed at canvassing the views of businesses and highlighting ways to reduce the paperwork associated with flexible working legislation. At present, employees have the right to request flexible working if they are parents with children under six or under 18 if they are disabled. But under proposals announced in the draft Queen’s Speech, the Prime Minister revealed that the Government is exploring extending the right to request flexible working to those with chi... »