Press release:

Statement from the Chartered Management Institute on flexible rail season tickets

Monday 21 June 2021

Ann Francke, Chief Executive of CMI said:

The CMI welcomes today’s announcement by the Department of Transport - it’s exactly the sort of forward-looking policy which will empower employees and employers to grasp the opportunities technology and hybrid working offer. Employers need to develop flexible bespoke ways of working for their employees but we also need to see products, such as adaptable season tickets, which cater for the changing needs of the workforce.

Ann added:

CMI’s research found almost half of managers fear team members will leave their jobs if they’re not allowed to continue homeworking once current restrictions are relaxed. We also know that over half of managers (56%) want to work just one to two days a week in the workplace, so there is a clear need for this kind of flexible commuting. Hybrid working allows some people, for example those with caring responsibilities, to take on roles they wouldn't be able to consider otherwise. Today's announcement is another step in normalising flexibility for inclusion.

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