chapter  4
Work–Life Balance and Austerity: Implications of New Ways of Working in British Public Sector Organisations
ByCLARE LYONETTE, DEIRDRE ANDERSON, SUZAN LEWIS
Pages 15

An already diminished public sector continues to face the demand for greater budget cuts, following the UK election of the Conservative government in May 2015 and its pledge to maintain its post-recession austerity programme, developed during the previous Coalition government of 2010-2015. Consequently, organisations are seeking ways to sustain service delivery with even fewer resources, for example, by reducing staff numbers or, as will be highlighted in this chapter, by the strategic use of fl exible working arrangements (FWAs).