Guidance and research

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

See how to apply for flexible working.


Government Equalities Office (GEO)

See how to support family friendly policies in the workplace (222KB,PDF).

Qualitative research to understand organisationsā€™ experiences of the barriers and facilitators for offering flexible working and the uptake of flexible working policies.



The Timewise Power 50 awards – celebrating people and organisations in the UK who are brilliant at flexible working.
Power 50 awards


Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (acas)

A guide to help both employers and employees deal with the implications of working from home.


Flexible Working Taskforce

The Department for Business, Energy and the Industrial Strategy (BEIS) co-chair the Flexible Working Taskforce with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). They have produced the following guidance and research:

Flexible working: the business case

Flexible hiring: guidance for employers

CIPD Megatrends 2019: flexible working

Cross sector insights on enabling flexible working

Flexible working case studies

Flexible working toolkit

Watch Working Families’ video on making a flexible working request

Read Working Families Legal Advice on flexible working

Guidance for employers on using theĀ Happy to Talk Flexible Working strapline and logo