Prime Minister

PM Backs Independent Review on Flexible Working

Small Business News – 9th November 2007 Prime Minister Gordon Brown today announced further measures to extend workers rights to request flexible working. In light of new figures in the 2007 Work-Life Balance Employer Survey that reveal flexible working is of great benefit to business as well as to employees, the Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (DBERR) has appointed Imelda Walsh, Director of Human Resources at Sainsbury’s, to lead an independent review on flexible working. In particular the review is to look at how requests for flexible working can be extended to parents of older children. The business case for flexible working is that productivity gains can be made and staff retention is improved. Imelda Walsh’s services were secured due to he... »