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We have already heard that Google in the US is considering reducing the pay for staff working from home, but what is the work of home counseling in UK?
In England, people are no longer required to work from home and a gradual return to work is encouraged by the government. However, in the rest of the UK people are still advised to continue working from home whenever possible.
You can apply to continue working from home in the future, but your employer is not obligated to accept.
However, the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development – which represents HR professionals – says there could be a lot more freedom and flexibility in how, when and where people will work in the future.
“People generally want a mix of home and home work, and the ability to have more choice in their work routines, which means hybrid work can provide an effective balance for many workers. “
The CIPD adds that the lifting of the Covid restrictions “should not signal a massive return to the workplace” and “it should be up to individual organizations, in consultation with their employees, to agree on working arrangements”.
On Monday, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng rejected the idea that civil servants should be paid less if they continue to work from home.
Find out more in our guide to working from home in the UK