All employees to be given the right to flexible working, says Clegg

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg (pictured) will announce this week the extension of the right to request flexible working hours to all employees.

Clegg believes changes to working practices will encourage more women back into employment.

In a keynote speech in London tomorrow, he will encourage a culture in which people feel confident to ask employers to change their working hours.

The Right to Request scheme, which only applies to those with children under 17, relatives and some carers, would allow everyone to ask their employer for flexible hours if they wish to help others with childcare….

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