Flexible Working: Coronavirus

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 9th February 2021.

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Photo of Maria Miller Maria Miller Conservative, Basingstoke

What assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on employers' attitudes towards flexible working.

Photo of Paul Scully Paul Scully Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (London)

During the pandemic, up to 47% of the workforce have worked from home. While this is not the only form of flexible working, we hope this will have a positive impact on attitudes towards greater flexibility in when and where work is done. We will build on this as we look to make flexible working the default.

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