Employees paying a price for home working

Employees paying a price for home working

by Aurora Financial — Posted on September 22, 2020

Employees working from home this winter face paying more than £100 extra on their energy bills, and some unions warned it could push lower-paid staff into debt.

Data released by Energy Helpline last month revealed bills could rise by up to 18 per cent with workers’ gas and electricity consumption soaring amid a push for office staff to stay at home. 

Their research suggested workers nationally faced a £1.9bn surcharge due to the new working arrangements triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.

It comes after the government performed an about-turn last month when they urged all office employees to work from home if they could as coronavirus cases surged.

You may be able to claim tax relief on additional expenses you may have incurred due to having to work from home.

For more information on this, you can find out more through the following link HERE!