UK Government Starts Consultation on Flexible Work

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​During the last general election, the U.K. government included a manifesto pledge to make flexible work the default position unless employers have a good reason not to make it so. In 2019, the government launched the Flexible Working Taskforce—a partnership across government departments, business groups, trade unions and charities to encourage employers to consider advertising jobs at all levels and pay grades as flexible. But things had gone quiet and this commitment wasn’t included in the most recent Queen’s Speech.

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