Flexible Working

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 16th March 2022.

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Photo of Yasmin Qureshi Yasmin Qureshi Labour, Bolton South East

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the finding of a recent study by the GMCA that 75 per cent of vacancies make no reference to flexible working in their job descriptions, what steps the Government (a) is taking and (b) plans to take to encourage more businesses to introduce flexible working practices.

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

The Government is committed to supporting businesses and individuals to work flexibly. Our consultation on making flexible working the default closed on 1 December 2021, receiving over 1,600 responses. The Government is analysing these responses and will issue its consultation response in due course.

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