Two people do one job and split the hours.
It might be possible to do some or all of the work from home or anywhere else other than the normal place of work.
Working less than full-time hours (usually by working fewer days).
Working full-time hours but over fewer days.
The employee chooses when to start and end work (within agreed limits) but works certain ‘core hours’, eg 10am to 4pm every day.
The employee has to work a certain number of hours over the year but they have some flexibility about when they work. There are sometimes ‘core hours’ which the employee regularly works each week, and they work the rest of their hours flexibly or when there’s extra demand at work.
Employees can apply for flexible working if they’ve worked continuously for the same employer for the last 26 weeks. It’s known as ‘making a statutory application.’
Employees can only make one application for flexible working a year
An employee should email or write a letter to their employer.
Employers may ask employees to use a standard form to make an application.
The application must include: