I'm just trying to get my head around this - so if you're forced into home working due to Covid you can claim tax relief on 6/week for additional expenses due to extra heating/ electricity use....so for a 20% tax payer that amounts to getting back 1.20 per week!My additional expenditure on gas/electric due to Covid will far exceed that, as I imagine most people's will....is this not a bit of a cop out!There seems to be something about employers can make this additional 6 payment per week to staff as well - that hasn't happened for us - is it really happening for employees elsewhereFinally, I'm going to try to put in more accurate figures as I have to fill in self assessments anyway, but I am hampered by the fact that I don't have a smart meter. I thought one way to do it would be to compare a previous year's expenditure when I wasn't working from home with the present year's expenditure - would that be acceptable as proof of additional costs do you think (I know there's only going to be about 6/7 weeks worth of homeworking to account for for this self assessment but it will be more relevant for next years 31st Jan deadline.)
Well I can see depending on overall circumstances it will be meaningful to people in differing degrees. If you would rather be in working (I live alone so miss company, and all extra costs are borne by me alone) and have no travel costs because of walking/ cycling then it's a different situation compared to others who have saved hundreds /thousands on commuting and other costs and quite enjoy homeworking.
Hays Travel is the UK's largest independent travel agency with a strong high street retail presence. However, over the last 20 years, we've grown and diversified with the extension of our business into homeworking travel consultants with a network of now more than 400 homeworker partners in our family.
I am a fairly entrenched homeworker and you CAN'T work with a baby or child particularly if you have to do phone conferences or have tight deadlines.I was once on a teleconference with the BIG bigwigs discussing millions of pounds deals and DH comes back with child who runs in yelling \"we saw a horsy!\" and wanting to tell me all about it. All the bigwigs heard. Luckily we used it as an excuse to end the call \"gosh, the family's home we must finish\" etc but they still take the piss about this now, 3 years later!Oh, and the cat once yakked up a furball on my PC keyboard while I was on a teleconference. And if they are ill it is a nightmare as they want constant attention (which you want to give them).The only time I managed homeworking was when it was guaranteed she would sleep 2 hours morning and afternoon and that stopped at 9 months.Don't do it!Libby Purves covers it well in her book \"how not to be the pefect mother\" she and her DH are homeworkers and they have a nanny...enough said!
It's essential to establish clear procedures for your teams for successful hybrid working. Posturite has a free example hybrid working policy you can download and use to help you create a policy for your own organisation, covering homeworking, remote working and the use of multiuser workstations.
For many workers, the Covid pandemic had at least one positive: the rise of homeworking. The ability to juggle work and personal commitments in the same location has reputedly improved work-life balance for multiple millions of people around the world.
A full 79 per cent of respondents agree that flexible working or working from home improves their work-life balance, 49 per cent strongly agree. While 67 per cent of all respondents identify as female, women are not hugely more likely (80 per cent) than men (74 per cent) to be more positive about the benefits of homeworking. Administrative staff (83 per cent) are more likely than academics (77 per cent) to appreciate it. 153554b96e