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Flexible working request letter template

Use this model letter template to request flexible working, such as a change in work pattern, compressed hours, or a reduction or increase in hours.

This letter is used by an employee.

This document is suitable for use in England & Wales and Scotland, and was last reviewed and revised on 10 August 2022

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Flexible working request

[Company name]

[Sender address]

[date]

[Recipient name]

[Recipient address]

Dear [Recipient first name],

Request for flexible working

I would like to apply to work a flexible working pattern that is different to my current working pattern under my right provided under section 80F of the Employment Rights Act 1996.

I confirm that I meet each of the eligibility criteria as follows:

  • I have worked continuously as an employee of the company for the last 26 weeks.
  • I have not made a statutory request to work flexibly during the past 12 months.

[Date of any previous request to work flexibly under this right: [date]]

[If you are unable to confirm each of the above then you do not qualify to make a statutory request to work flexibly. This does not mean that your request may not be considered, but you will have to explore this separately with your employer.]

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