Extension of right to request flexible working

Close date: 18 November 2008

The Government consults on extending the right to request flexible working to parents of children up to the age of 16. Currently, only parents of children under the age of six or disabled children under 18, and employees with adult dependants, are able to make flexible working requests. The consultation also explores ways to make dealing with flexible working requests easier for businesses.
Consultation document:
Consultation on implementing the recommendations of Imelda Walsh's independent review: amending and extending the right to request flexible working to parents of older children (on the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform website)