“The right to request flexible working applies to all staff, whatever their role or level of responsibility. The scheme has a ‘reason-neutral’ approach. This encourages both staff and managers to consider the impact of proposed changes to working hours or working patterns on their colleagues, their work load and on the business or service needs of their work unit.” (BITC)
“[F]lexible working should be ‘reason neutral’, that is, your request for flexible working should be judged primarily on its viability in a business sense, not on your reason for requesting it.” (Work-Life Balance)

Business in the Community (BITC). (2004). Anglia Polytechnic University: Winner of the Opportunity Now Education Sector Award 2004. Retrieved November 30, 2005, from Work-Life Balance. (n.d.) Frequently asked questions. Retrieved November 30, 2005, from