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Flexible Work report

Recruitment insights

Flexible work commission and its publications


In early 2012, the REC convened the Flexible Work Commission, bringing together employers, recruiters, think tanks and academics to assess the changing nature of work in the UK. 

The Commission, chaired by David Frost CBE, former Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, spent nine months speaking to employers across the UK about their views on, and approach to flexibility.

The results were two reports and series of recommendations that set out the real business case behind flexibility in all its forms. The commissions first report makes clear the value of flexible work to business competitiveness and job creation, throughout every sector of the UK economy. The second looks at why freelancers, contractors and agency workers choose to work this way. 

Flex appeal report

The second report published by the commission looked at why people work in a flexible capacity, with some intersting findings.