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Working from Home Could Cost You £9.10 a Day This Winter

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Just seen this article in the Daily Mail stating that with the rising cost of energy, people who elected to work from home after the pandemic are now requesting to go back to the office after the energy cap rise this October. This could see you paying an extra £9.10 per day on your heating and electric bills which if you take into account a bus fare or car journey to work being cheaper it is a lot extra to find!

Are you considering going back in the office or do the benefits of working from home outweigh the increase for you?

Now, HR experts and council bosses say staff will consider whether to spend more days in the office in the colder months after the next price cap rise in October.

And Uswitch estimates households where people work from home will use an extra 25 per cent more electricity and 75 per cent more gas per day in winter. Based on price cap forecasts, this adds up to a potential yearly increase of £686 per household over the winter period, including £191 in January alone for those on standard variable tariffs. The experts added that the cost would be £139 for November and £143 for December.

MailOnline has calculated that it would therefore be cheaper to go into the office during January for Londoners who work in Zone 1 but live as far out as Zone 4. Looking specifically at January, there will be 21 working days, which means the cost of powering and heating your home in this month would be £9.10 every day.

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Link to Daily Mail article >> HERE

emmabeckz
emmabeckz
LD Team
a week ago
What do you think of this?
Pjran
Pjrana week ago

I think if given the choice to work from home the majority would do so purely for the convenience. Who would want to stand queuing for a bus in the rain? Then wet and cold for a couple of hours.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarca week ago

I'm already turning off power sockets in order for it to last longer. People still haven't realized how expensive that energy cap increase will be.

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Golfforall
Golfforalla week ago

WFH has been a boon for those who are lucky enough to have the option . Personally I think it has been a disaster to those who "consume" the services of companies that have gone down this route .

No more informal advice given "round the water cooler" . Staff making incorrect decisions as they are too worried to show their inexperience /lack of knowledge by formally asking for guidance instead opting to "wing it " !

Even with the rise in energy prices I'm sure the cost of most commutes , childcare etc (not to mention an extra hour or two in bed) will NOT result in a queue of of WFHomers banging on the bosses door demanding to come back to work ! More's the pity 😒.

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Howmuch
Howmucha week ago

Less than one hours at minimum wage, even if this estimate was true, time is money. Unless they are suggesting people sleep under their desks, houses will still need heating. I would estimate the difference at the cost of running a laptop and the cost of washing a jumper once in a while. Savings of time, transport, eating out and also the potential savings from checking latestdeal.co.uk/ far out way the costs.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraiga week ago

There are plenty of ways in which you can keep warm without having to turn the heating on as much whilst at home. You don't need to have laptops etc plugged in the whole time either.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarca week ago

MrsCraig If the battery doesn't drain fast (buy a replacement) or there's something faulty with the hardware, then yeah, it'll last a couple of hours.

October isn't too far away now.

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Mango4
Mango4a week ago

Suppose you have to balance this with the fact that you don;t have to pay any commuter charges ( bus/train fares , fuel etc) to get to work , also the time saving and the potential cost saving in food and drink that most usually buy if they are at work all day.

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBananaa week ago

I wonder how many companies are going to struggle to pay for the energy needed to keep offices warm. I seem to remember in the past their energy costs could be huge and now we have a huge increase in the cost of that energy so perhaps many companies will push to get workers to work from home and try to minimise the heating in parts of their buildings. Retailers on the high street have very slim margins and need to heat those properties, we could see more businesses going under due to energy costs.

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Carlton1512
Carlton1512a week ago

I stopped reading after 'article in the Daily Mail'

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SaveMeSunday
SaveMeSundaya week ago

I’m gunna hear us right up for winter with warm clothes and blankets

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