Picture by Isabella and Zsa Fischer on UnsplashThe Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy today announced a consultation allowing employees to request flexible working from their first day. Previously employees had to be in the role for six months before they were entitled to ask for this. Read more about the proposal here.

This could mean that you can ask to work from home, or to adjust your working hours without having to request them as a reasonable adjustment. This benefits everyone and moves closer to incorporating principles of Universal Design.