Essential points

  • Employees do not have a right to flexible working but they do have a right to make a flexible working request (for example, to change their hours or place of work) provided they have 26 weeks’ service (although this qualification will be removed in 2024).

  • They are currently restricted to making one flexible working request every 12 months (but this will change to two requests a year).

  • Employers currently have three months to respond to requests (although this will change to two months).

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