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How to Apply for Flexible Working Arrangements

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You have a statutory right to ask your employer for a change to your contractual terms and conditions of employment to allow you to work flexibly. If your application is successful, the changes to your working pattern will be permanent unless you and your Employer agree that the changes should be temporary. This page shows you how to make a flexible working application, and anticipate all the legal grounds on which your employer can refuse your application.

GOV.UK describes flexible working as “a way of working that suits your needs e.g. having flexible start and finish times, or working from home. All employees have the legal right to request flexible working – not just parents and carers. This is known as making a statutory