An increasing number of Britons have been choosing to work from
home, according to new research.
A study by insurance company Zurich found that 30 per cent of
full-time employees spent at least some time during the month
working from home, Recruiter reports.
These flexible workers spent an average of 15.73 hours performing
their jobs from home, the figures indicate, while one in ten spent
more than 40 hours doing so.
Avoiding a lengthy commute was found to be the most popular reason
for choosing to work from home, followed by peace from colleagues,
freedom regarding working hours and flexibility.
In addition, one-third of occasional homeworkers reported that they
plan to engage in the practice on a more regular basis during the
next 12 months.
A recent YouGov survey of UK employees revealed that 71 per cent of
respondents claim their companies do not offer flexible working or
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