Should the government promote mobile working to businesses?
The government should be doing more to promote the benefits of flexible and mobile working to businesses as well as individuals, the Telework Association has said.
The organisation suggested that mobile working was still seen by many companies to be nothing more than a family-friendly measure, which may lead to them losing out, rather than something which could be beneficial to all parties.
Director of research Peter Thomson, said: “Our view, quite strongly, is that because it’s good for the economy and the environment, not just good for families, home-working and flexible working in general should be promoted nationally as something that is good for business, and not just for the individual.”
Last week the government announced the launch of a consultation which could see changes to maternity and paternity leave rules, as well as the introduction of flexible working for all staff.
The British Chambers of Commerce has said the possible changes could create uncertainty for employers.