Working from home 'offers clear benefits'

People who seek advice for working from home will find there are a number of benefits from not going into the office during the week, an expert says.

Peter Thomson, director of research at the Telework Association, explained that people who work from home often find themselves financially better off.

With petrol prices and rail fares both on the rise, employees may find they are making significant savings, said the expert.

"If they don't have to travel to work four days a week or they can stay at home one day and work from there or perhaps work compressed hours," he explained.

Mr Thomson highlighted that employees may also find they are less stressed than if they were working in the office.

Working Families and Lancaster University Management School recently claimed that fathers who are able to work from home often enjoy healthier and happier lifestyles than those who commute to their place of employment.

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Published on: June 6, 2011

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