In Focus: The Costs of Remote Working

Over the course of three focus group sessions held with members late last month, the key concerns around the financial costs relating to remote working practices were discussed in detail. Firms raised points in relation to a possible duplication of costs with home office and city footprint, the cost of risk assessment and insurance, the costs of increased HR and management needs, possible tax implications of international workers, and the overall suitability of current tax credits in support of e-working.  

 

The Chamber has been engaging with policymakers over the past year in relation to the impact of Covid-19 and pre-existing trends on the future of work. The insights shared during focus group sessions inform our advocacy work, and we will be lobbying the Government in relation to the financial implications and cost concerns that businesses are encountering as they plan ahead for more a more flexible working world.

 

If you have questions or would like to discuss the future of flexible and remote working you can get in touch with sinead@dublinchamber.ie.