More people could end up working from home after a change in the law. Any employee, who has been with a company for twenty six weeks, can now ask for flexible working not just parents or carers.
Certain companies already offer this to staff but smaller firms say the new regulations could prove difficult to implement.
Tom Savvides has been talking to Esther Fox from St Leonards, Simon Webster from Facts & Figures in Ashford and Jo James from Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce.
UK Sport, whose government website hosted a Reading FC job advertisement for an unpaid analyst intern position, said it would like to work with intern organisations to ensure best practice is adhered to:
The organisation distanced itself from the job posting and said its hosting of the advertisement did not amount to an endorsement of the role:
Employer Hastings Direct is to recruit another 200 staff. David Johns reports, talking to Chief Exec Gary Hoffman and Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd.
The number of people working from home in London and the South East during the
Olympics has increased by almost a third, according to new research.
A study of 2,000 adults in the region by mobile phone giant O2 also found a 50% increase in those working flexibly over the next few weeks.
The data could explain why parts of central London have been much quieter than expected since the Games started in earnest this week.
Four out of five of those questioned said they would work flexibly at some point during the Olympics, varying their hours to travel later or earlier than usual.
O2 calculated that at some stage over the two-week period about four million people will work from home - or work "al desco."
With the daily commute taking 49 minutes on average in the capital, the change in working arrangements has taken a huge burden off the transport network, the report claimed.
A £2m scheme to help people aged between 18 and 24 will be launched at the 20/20 Vision business exhibition in Kent later today. The fund means up to ten percent of the county's unemployed youths could find work.
The money should enable businesses and social enterprises in Kent to take on an apprentice for as little as £60 per week, with administration taken care of too. The scheme will be unveiled by County Council leader Paul Carter.
Around 1700 Remploy jobs are to go nationwide with posts at risk in Southampton and Poole. Trade unions will oppose the closures but disability groups are in favour because they regard the sheltered factory model as outdated.
There is a warning one hundred and forty thousand jobs are at risk unless Heathrow expands. The GMB and Unite unions, supported by the Institute of Directors say tourism, exports and foreign investment will also be hit over the next decade if a third runway is not built.
Unions are warning of major job losses if Heathrow Airport does not expand.