Flexible working 'a key step towards equality in workplace'

Flexible working is a key enabler towards women's participation in the labour market and extending the right to request will be a groundbreaking step on the path towards equality in the workplace in the UK.

– Helen Wells, director of campaign group Opportunity Now,

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Clegg parental leave shake-up

Parents will be able to share up to a year's leave to look after their newborn children under "radical" reforms announced by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today.