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 pros and cons of running a business from home

Geraint Evans discusses the ramifications of starting a company in a domestic setting and the options available for expanding.

Office & home working

Guide to managing a home-based business

SmallBusiness.co.uk presents the main considerations to take into account before operating solely from home.


Remote working continues to grow in popularity among small businesses

Half of all employees now work out of the office at least once a week with more than one in four working out of the office every day, research finds.


A mumpreneur’s account of flexible working and its benefits

Nicola Bird, founder of JigsawBox.com, explains how she juggles her business and being a mum.

Office & home working

Flexible working in businesses being held back by cultural barriers

Seven in ten office workers say they can get more done working away from the office and more than one third say they can be more creative when they are able to work flexibly, finds research.

Office & home working

How cloud computing supports flexible working

Cloud computing is an interesting solution for SMEs and independent professionals, in terms of providing more flexibility for facing market competition.


Managers say no to home working

More than three quarters of small business managers are rigidly opposed to flexible working for their employees.


More flexible working will be demanded by women

More women want a job which fits into looking after their families and are making a 'massive call for change' in working practices, a source predicts.


Working mums call for greater employer flexibility

The majority of working mothers are still frustrated by the lack of flexible working positions available, according to a survey.


Making a success of flexible working

Providing flexible working opportunities for employers is not only the law, it can also benefit the business, according to employed parents charity Working Families.


Flexible ways of working

A sharp increase in the number of people working long hours and taking time off for work-related stress has led to a call for employers to take steps to help employees develop a work-life balance.


More flexible hours for working parents

Government proposals to allow around 3.8 million working parents to request more flexible working hours from their employers, were announced by the Trade and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt this week.

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4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

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It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

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Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

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How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience