One in three flexible working requests turned down

People in working-class jobs most likely to miss out on flexible working arrangements

One in three (30%) requests for flexible working are being turned down, according to a new TUC poll published today (Monday).

The polling – published as children around the UK go back to school this week – reveals that flexible working is not available to many workers, and that people in working-class jobs are most likely to miss out on it.

The survey shows:

  • Flexi-time is unavailable to over half (58%) of the UK workforce. This number rises to nearly two-thirds (64%) for people in working-class occupations.
  • 3 in 10 workers (28%) say their desire for more flexible hours is one of the main reasons they might look for a new job.

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