Employment e-Brief – Flexible working regulations repeal

Wednesday 30th March 2011

Through the haze of the recent budget one important message that came out of the Government’s “plan for growth” was the confirmation that the provisions of the Flexible Working (Eligibility, Complaints and Remedies Amendment) Regulations 2010 were to be repealed.

The Regulations, which were to be implemented on 6 April 2011, had proposed that parents of children under 18 would be entitled to request to work flexibly.

Following the repeal of the Regulations this will now not take effect and the right to request flexible working remains only available to those qualifying employees with caring responsibilities for children up to and including the age of 16.

Should you require any further information or advice in respect of flexible working or the implications of the 2011 budget, please feel free to contact a member of the employment team.