How do I make a formal request for homeworking?

Since June 2014, every employee has the statutory right to request flexible working after 26 weeks’ continuous service.  This will give you a statutory basis for asking to work from home for at least some of the time. Your request should:

  • be in writing;
  • state that it is a statutory request to work flexibly;
  • state the change you want and the date you want to start from; and
  • explain what effect if any you think the change will have on your employer and how you think this could be dealt with.
Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.