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ICAEW pushes for flexitime to beat jams

The institute's new regional strategy board is calling on companies to introduce more flexible working hours to help employees beat horrendous traffic jams.

Link: IT workers want flexible work hours

The problem is particularly acute in the West Midlands, where the board has been set up and where 8,500 institute members are based.

Michael Groom, former ICAEW president and now a board member, said traffic problems in the region meant many accountants were forced to abandon traditional nine-to-five working hours.

Groom said he had heard of some secretaries who were forced to abandon their jobs because commuting was so difficult.

‘It is causing genuine recruitment difficulties,’ Groom added.

As a result the ICAEW is asking companies to adopt more flexible working practices.

The institute said using roads at off-peak times could cut down journey times from two hours to as little as 18 minutes for an 18 mile trip into the office.

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