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Work Life Balance  is for everyone

The common assumption is that WLB is for employers with childcare needs. In fact it is for all employees, whether they want to spend more time with their children, care for elderly relatives, follow a hobby or interest or simply to juggle their own time with their work commitments.

What are work life balance working arrangements?

Some forms of flexible working practices have been around for a long time such as,

  • Part-time
  • Flexi-time
  • Shift working

But, over the last few years we have seen the introduction of many more. The range of flexible working options now includes,

  • Job share
  • Term time working
  • Annual hours
  • Compressed hours
  • Home/telephone working
  • ..and many other arrangements

For further information on the new procedure, contact the ACAS Helpline on 08457 474747.

Please also visit the Equal Opportunities Commission, Working Families or Chwarae Teg websites.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Consumer Rights Act: Point of Sale information

The Consumer Rights Act comes into force on 1 October. The Government believes the real benefits from the Act will not be realised unless the new rights are well understood and used by both consumers and traders.

To help consumers understand and use their rights, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) have worked closely with business groups and consumer groups, to develop a plain English summary of key elements of the Act (see attached). The ‘point of sale’ information has been designed to help consumers know their new consumer rights, taking into account the different circumstances in which they may apply – such as buying goods in a shop or on-line.

Traders are not required to display the ‘point of sale’ information by law but BIS believe both traders and consumers will welcome this tool to minimise confusion and unnecessary disputes for both parties. It is worth noting that the design is a basic layout and it may be presented differently by each trader.

Employment of children & young persons – The Law