Flexible working options for more parents in 2009Author: Neil Kay-Jones, Online Support & User Experience Manager
Has Gordon Brown finally got something right? Well in my eyes, extending flexible working options to parents of children up to the age of 16 can only be a good thing. Already available to the parents of children under the age of 6, this will not become law until April 09. You can read his proposed ideas in the Mail online where he clearly wants to be seen as working towards a smarter way of working for families in the future. The trick is now to get small businesses ready for such a move.
Whilst the Conservatives would extend this even further if in power, to the age of 18, the options of creating a better work/life balance is looking promising.