01 August 2011
CMI's submission supports the Government’s drive to reform and modernise the law in these areas. There is increasing evidence of the benefits of flexible working and we welcome proposals which we believe have the potential to transform attitudes and achieve lasting change, to the benefit of employers and employees alike.
The commitment to simplifying and improving existing processes where possible is also welcome. In addition, CMI calls on the Government to actively communicate with the managers tasked with implementing these policies about how they will work and the benefits they will bring, working in partnership with bodies such as CMI where appropriate.
The BIS consultation page is at http://discuss.bis.gov.uk/modernworkplaces/ and CMI's response can be downloaded below.