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May
2017
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The number of home workers in the UK is on the up

Hurrah. I think bosses may, finally, be beginning to get it.

According to research by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) of ONS data, 152,000 more employees regularly worked at home last year. In London there was an 11% increase in people working from home (compared to 2015) – though the South West got the badge for the highest proportion of home workers.

From the employer’s perspective, there are huge benefits in offering flexible working. Importantly, it will allow you to attract and retain top employees that otherwise you would miss out on or lose to a more flexible competitor. Flexible working may also save you on office space costs. Technology makes remote working easy to set up and run, too.

Sadly, I suspect there are still quite a few businesses resisting change – but more fool them.

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