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UK / Working from home could save up to £34 billion to employers

Employers could save up to £34 billion by freeing up desk space and reducing overhead costs with employees working from home, mobile phone giant Vodafone has said today.

In a survey of 500 key decision makers conducted by YouGov in tandem with Vodafone it found that despite the average office desk costing thousands of pounds a year, more than one in three managers have not considered allowing staff to work from home.

Employers estimated that introducing flexible working could mean getting rid of, on average, 46 desks each. This could generate billions in savings, but managers vastly underestimate the potential cost benefits, the research claimed.

Vodafone insists that working from home encourages ‘smarter’, more cost-effective ways of working.

The survey also revealed the majority of businesses measured success “by results”, but only one in five thought they could reduce desk space, with a quarter worried it would lead to workers abusing the system.

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