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All employees, once they have been employed for 26 weeks, are entitled to request a change to their working arrangements. The right is not limited to parents and carers.

On this page we consider the operation of the statutory right to request flexible working and the effective management of flexible working requests.

Also see our Policy - flexible working.


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