Tags: flexibility

Flourishing small businesses helping to turn productivity tide

Two-thirds of UK small businesses have taken steps to improve productivity over the past year and exactly half now expect their output to grow over the next two years. The news follows years of falling British productivity in comparison to the United States and Europe. The new figures came to light in a new report launched by Albion Ventures, one of the largest independent venture capital investors in the UK.

Employees being denied flexible working despite entry into law

Despite a full year having elapsed since the Coalition Government gave employees the right to ask for flexible working hours, employees are still being denied the opportunity. Figures from workingmums.co.uk make plain that over a fifth of working mothers have been forced to vacate their jobs because flexible working was not available when asked for. …