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.
Link to Daily Mail article >> HERE
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