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Millions to get right to request flexible working hours

Millions of people will get the right to request flexible working hours under plans the Government hopes will particularly help older workers.

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Minister: Flexible working hours 'are not a right'

The flexible working hours policy that the Government wants to extend is "not a right" and employers will be able to turn down inconvenient requests, the employment minister has told Good Morning Britain.

Lib Dem MP Jo Swinson maintained that the scheme was already "working well" for 10 million employees and said that extending it further would "help our economy".

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