Manufacturers already offer flexible working arrangements to their employees, often going above and beyond what was covered in today's announcement.
In today's workplace, flexible working is a two-way street. It helps employees balance out their lives inside and outside of work and helps employers secure commitment and flexibility from their workforce.
We continue to believe today's legislation is unnecessary but welcome the Government's attempt to make the process simple.
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