The right to request flexible working used to apply just to parents and carers. Now the right (to request it, not get it!) has extended to all employees with 26 weeks or more service.
There are other changes to the law too, and Acas has produced a new Code of Practice and more detailed Guidance notes on how to deal with requests.

You will need to update your policies and procedures to take account of these changes, and it is recommended that managers are briefed in how to deal with requests, and employees advised of their new entitlements.

GCVS Employers’ Advice Service can update your policy (or provide one) and offer advice on this for a fixed fee of £60. If you are already a member of the Employers’ Advice Service this could be free of charge.

Contact Linden, EAS Manager on 0141 354 6515 or email