Is it really cheaper to work from home?
Energy bills are soaring, and other costs are too.
As the cost-of-living crisis worsens, employees up and down the country are now beginning to question whether it's cheaper to work from home or in the office. Since the pandemic, many businesses and organisations have fundamentally changed how they operate – reducing their office space and requiring staff to work from home some or even all of the week. Other businesses have introduced schemes that give employees more choice – allowing them to work from home most of the time but visit the office at least a certain number of days per week. Depending on their circumstances, workers may spend as much time or, within limitations, as little time in the office as they wish. When these working practices first became the norm, many workers realised it saved them money. Their commuting costs were reduced, and they could avoid buying lunch or a take-out coffee on their way to work.
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