UK businesses in the dark ages over flexible working, says NCT

Released on: 26 September 2016

NCT Head of Communications and Campaigns, Miranda Banks comments on the joint report released by Digital Mums and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) that suggests a lack of flexible work is costing the economy up to £62.5 billion in wasted mum talent.

Commenting on the report, Miranda Banks said:

“It’s time for UK businesses to get themselves out of the dark age and start valuing performance over the ability to clock in from 9 to 5.

“Too often new mums re-entering the workplace face a triple whammy of biases: gender, age, and perceived skills gap. They’re written off as unambitious, having ‘chosen’ to be mothers or carers rather than scale the corporate ladder. 

“By offering flexibility we have the opportunity to create more adaptable and sustainable workplaces. And that’s good for society, the economy and the working world as a whole.”