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What to do if your contract allows flexible working, but your boss doesn’t

Employers expect the proportion of people working from home on a regular basis to increase to 37% after the pandemic, a survey found. Photo: Getty
Employers expect the proportion of people working from home on a regular basis to increase to 37% after the pandemic, a survey found. Photo: Getty

Since lockdown was enforced in the UK on 23 March, people across various different sectors have had to adapt to new working environments, with many people having to get used to working from home.

Now restrictions are lifting, the government has urged people to consider returning to the workplace. Many people are reluctant, however, fearing contracting coronavirus and sparking a second wave of infections.

Office workers have also expressed hope that they will be offered the option of more flexible working, with some having found a better work/life balance while home-working. According to research by CIPD, employers expect the proportion of people working from home on a regular basis to increase to 37% after the pandemic, compared to 18% before.

Some employers are open

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