Tuesday 3 August 2021 / 12:33 PM Angela Rayner / Workers' Rights

Labour demands Government brings forward Employment Bill to enshrine the right to work flexibly in law post-Covid

Labour has demanded that the Government brings forward its promised Employment Bill to enshrine the right to work flexibly in law post-Covid after the Chancellor again U-turned on the Conservatives’ manifesto commitment by demanding that working people should return to the office full-time.

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Deputy Leader and Shadow Secretary of State for the Future of Work, said:

“The British people want to be able to work flexibly after Covid and the Chancellor seems to be the only person who doesn’t recognise the benefits that flexible working can deliver to workers and employers alike.

“The Chancellor should check the manifesto that he was elected on in 2019 which committed the Government to making flexible working the default. The Chancellor and his colleagues should bring forward the Government’s promised Employment Bill so we can enshrine the right to flexible working in law.

“Labour will give all workers the right to flexible working so everyone can enjoy the benefits of flexible working and make their own minds up about what works for them so that work fits around our lives instead of dictating our lives.”