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Flexible working and the new Acas Code of Practice


Join Acas and leading experts for a comprehensive review of the recent changes to the flexible working legislation. 

Find out how the updated legislation will impact your organisation, the current thinking around best practice and a look at the new Acas Statutory Code of Practice on requests for flexible working.

Business Need

A 2023 CIPD survey found that 71% of workers view a flexible working pattern as important when considering a new role. 

With changes to flexible working legislation introduced in spring 2024, it is essential for organisations to understand the potential impact of these changes and the benefits that flexible working can bring. 

Research shows that flexible workers have a higher level of job satisfaction, commitment and are more likely to increase discretionary effort compared to those who do not work flexibly. 

Our conference will provide you with first hand Acas guidance on best practice for handling flexible working requests, as well as executive-level insight from experts and market leaders.

Suitable For

Delegates from all sectors of work, including: 

  • Chief Executives
  • Managing Directors
  • HR professionals
  • Business owners
  • Trade Union/employee representatives
  • Individuals who wish to further their professional development


Keynote speaker:

Peter Cheese – Chief Executive, CIPD
Peter will be discussing the benefits of greater flexibility and the ‘Happy to Talk Flexible Work’ campaign. He will also be identifying some legislative disparities which employers and HR leaders may want to address.

Susan Clews, Chief Executive, Acas 
Susan will advise delegates on Acas’ new statutory Code of Practice on handling flexible working requests and the anticipated impact on employment relations.  

Claire Campbell – CEO, Timewise
There has recently been a reduction in the approval of requests for flexible working. Claire will discuss the reasons behind this reduction along with; the impact on the job market; productivity; staff engagement and the disproportionate impact on particular groups of employees.

Jane van Zyl – CEO, Working Families
Jane will highlight some of the great employers who have exceeded the standard of the Working Families benchmark and the benefits of introducing early, consistent, culture change.

Panel Discussion
Delegates will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panel and revisit key points raised by the speakers.