In response to the PM’s speech this morning outlining his vision for “flexi-Britain”. David Frost Director General of the BCC commented:

“The Prime Minister has outlined a positive vision for Britain’s economy.

“As business squares up to the global competitive challenge posed by the emerging economies of India and China the ability to respond quickly to change is vital.

“There are two sides to flexibility; one is ensuring that regulatory conditions are such that they allow employers to be lean and agile and the other is for employees to manage their work in a manner that suits their circumstances.

“New research conducted by the BCC amongst small and medium size businesses suggests that employers are enthusiastically adopting a flexible approach to the way they manage their staff.  The Government needs to continue to work with business to deliver those regulatory and economic conditions which will help our business sector to thrive globally.”