Millions of Britons to be able to request flexible working on day one of employment

Proposed changes will enable workers to make flexible working the default. Millions of employees will receive day one right to request flexible working, empowering workers to have a greater say over when, where, and how they work. Businesses set to benefit from higher productivity and staff retention as a result.

Around 1.5 million low-paid workers will be given even more flexibility, with new law coming into force to remove exclusivity clause restrictions, allowing them to work for multiple employers if they wish.

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