Will employees choose to return to the workplace and stop working remotely due to rising energy costs?

Woman remote working in kitchen

The body which represents HR professionals, CIPD Ireland, says high energy costs could affect the current debate about the amount of time spent remote working.

Speaking on Morning Ireland, Mary Connaughton, Director, said high energy costs could lead to more seasonality in how people want to use the office as opposed to working from home.

Currently there is a remote working tax benefit available for employees.  There is also a scheme which allows employers give a €3.20 daily remote working allowance to employees working at home, which is free of tax, PRSI and USC. CIPD research shows that only 10% of employers are using that as a benefit.

Listen to the full interview here