The UK government has launched an open consultation on their proposals to make flexible working the default.

However, new research suggests there are underlying concerns when it comes to equality of treatment between office-based and home-based employees.

Businesses are encouraged to take steps to ensure their workers receive equal opportunities, and so they remain engaged, involved and informed - regardless of their place of work.

Organisations who fail to heed such advice could face a drain in talent as workers look for other employment, or claims arising from unfair treatment or discrimination.