Flexible Working

The Flexible Working archive. Articles and guides regarding flexible work arrangements such as working from home, hybrid work patterns, and changing hours of work. Also includes updates on legislation and codes of practice around this topic.

Office & home working

The realities of setting up a home business

Four company owners discuss their decision to build a business from home and how the setup suits their personal and professional lives.

Office & home working

The top six benefits of running a business from home

Here are the results of a recent survey asking small company owners what they value most about working from home.


Tradespeople put happiness down to the flexibility of mobile working

More than 90 per cent of tradespeople are happy in their jobs, with the majority putting it down to the flexibility of mobile working, research finds.

Employing & managing staff

Small business employers neglecting remote working for their staff

Workplace flexibility and remote working is being held back by a lack of mobile technology provided by employers, research finds.

Office & home working

Maintaining motivation and brand ethos, 100 miles from the office

Michael Hammond explains how he manages communication in his company when on the move.

Employing & managing staff

Flexible working not being offered by employers

Just a quarter of the UK's workforce has been given the option to work flexibly, research finds.

Office & home working

How to create the best conditions for efficient home working

Getting a consistent schedule going can make all the difference for the people who try home working.


Three quarters of companies worldwide have introduced flexible working policies

Employees have been empowered to vary their hours and work from home or on the move.


Homeworkers miss the buzz of the office

Flirting and gossip are two of the most common things people working from home miss about the office. 

Employing & managing staff

An employee is struggling with childcare

I have an employee who is struggling with childcare, but cannot afford to reduce her hours. Am I legally obliged to help with childcare costs or is there something else I can do to ease the situation?

Office & home working

How to adopt telecommuting in your company 

Here, we look at the upside and the downside of telecommuting and how to make it work for you.

Work life balance

Family friendly working: It’s now or never

Rebecca Bridges discusses the modern requirement to allow more flexible working arrangements for employees looking to have a family.

Partner content

How to prepare for business growth in 2022

The team at Funding Options explain how to prepare for business growth in 2022

Partner content

Tide to empower small businesses to optimise cash flow with insights tool

Tide is introducing a Cashflow Insights tool to help small businesses mitigate delays in payment and improve their credit score

Partner content

Business Current Account Masterclass

Tune into the Masterclass from the Current Account Switch Service to find out why you should switch your business account pronto

Partner content

How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?