Consultation on draft code of practice on flexible working

Close date: 20 May 2013

Acas consults on the draft code of practice on the extended right to request flexible working. The Children and Families Bill will extend the right to request flexible working to all employees with 26 weeks' service, and will remove the statutory procedure for considering requests, replacing it with a duty to consider requests in a reasonable manner. The code sets out the principles for considering requests in a reasonable manner, and will be accompanied by a non-statutory good practice guide.
Consultation document: Consultation on draft code of practice on the extended right to request flexible working
Acas response: Acas response to the consultation on the Code of Practice for handling requests to work flexibly in a reasonable manner