Can an employee make as many requests for flexible working as he or she wishes?

No. Where an employee has already made a statutory application for flexible working, the employee cannot submit a further statutory request to the same employer until 12 months after the date on which the initial application was made. This is regardless of the reason for the previous application, the type of flexible working requested or whether or not the previous application was accepted. Employers may decide to consider requests made outside of the statutory process in any event.