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    Is the four-day week the next big trend for mid-life workers?

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    Whilst the thought of returning to the workplace post-lockdown may be positive for some, it will undoubtedly create stress and anxiety for others. And new research from Aviva has revealed that many are looking for more flexibility in their work schedule to give them a more leisurely three-day weekend. As a consequence of working from […]

    Over 15 million empty chairs and desks ‘create furniture furor’

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    A game of musical (empty) chairs, or a landfill disaster? The move toward home working could cause a landfill influx of millions of chairs and desks as offices close or downsize following Covid-19, warns BusinessWaste.co.uk. The business waste specialists are warning of a mountain of unwanted office furniture making its way to landfill as companies […]

    Almost one in ten staff forced back to the office – despite on-going WFH Government guidance

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    The TUC has today warned that employers are breaching official guidance by forcing staff to “needlessly” work in offices and other workplaces – and says that this points to wider a health and safety enforcement crisis. New TUC polling reveals that nearly one in ten (nine per cent) staff have been put under pressure by bosses […]

    Business travel is back – and is providing an escape from WFH boredom

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    Emburse, a leader in expense management and accounts payable automation, has announced the findings of its latest YouGov survey, aiming to understand current attitudes towards business travel. The data paints an interesting picture of the renewed appetite for travel as a means to strengthen business relationships and escape the household. Workers have expressed an overwhelming […]

    13 million ‘inadequately managed’ while working remotely during pandemic

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    New research from Office Furniture Online has found that three in four UK employees who have worked from home for the majority of the last 12 months (77%) experienced some sort of managerial problem. Meanwhile, over a quarter (26%) of people feel as though their mental health hasn’t been considered while working from home. The […]

    UK employees ‘not equipped’ to work from home permanently

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    Following the news that numerous blue-chip businesses, such as KPMG and Ernst & Young, have adopted a permanent hybrid working model, new research indicates that workers do not feel they have the tools or technology they need to work from home. The Global Working From Home Survey, commissioned by employee wellbeing specialist WRKIT, has found that […]

    Let’s talk about remote working and sustainability

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    More people than ever are now working from home, and remote working could well become the norm for many employees.  But with people also more aware of sustainability issues, how can remote employees tailor their work life to improve their own carbon footprint… Here, bulk LPG suppliers Flogas take a look: Remote working Working from […]

    Research: Only 30% Of Companies Will Embrace A Full Return-To-Office Model Post-Pandemic

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    While many business leaders are drawn to vaccine passports as a solution to bring their workforces back to the office full-time, Forrester predicts that 70% of US and European companies will pivot to a hybrid work model post-pandemic. In a hybrid model setup, at least some employees can work anywhere they want for two or more […]

    Only 15% of UK workers want to return back to the office full-time

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    As the UK prepares for restrictions to ease, returning back to the workplace is on the minds of many employers. However, many employees aren’t willing to return back so easily. A survey of 1,022 UK workers, carried out by HR software provider CIPHR, has revealed that nearly three quarters (73%) of UK workers would accept a reduction […]

    What can you claim in tax relief while working from home?

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    As a result of the pandemic, there has been an explosion in the number of employees working from home, with many of those based at home for the first time in their careers. As a consequence, there will be many people who are unaware that they may be entitled to claim tax relief for their […]