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.

Business Technology

What does an IPVPN mean for your business?

Presenting the benefits of uniting geographically-diverse sites through a reliable private network.

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.


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.

Partner content

How to prepare for business growth in 2022

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

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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

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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

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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?