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How many homeworkers in the UK? - Latest data
New analysis from the Labour Force Survey confirms
the continuing rise of homeworking in the UK.
We get behind the numbers and the regional
variations to look at the trends and their
And it could be good news for the 'entrepreneurial
Flexible space in the low carbon economy
Touch down. Log in. Work on. A new type of work
space has been quietly emerging over the past few
years - the Workhub. Pitched in the gap between the
'Starbucks office' and serviced offices, they
provide low-cost desks and meeting/collaboration
space that can be hired by the hour, as well as a
range of other services for home-based businesses
and mobile workers
homeworking save the planet?
Top think-tank says: more than most people think.
A high level line-up of public policy makers,
practitioners and academics present leading-edge
ideas and analysis about the role of homeworking in
a future sustainable world.
OfficePod - bringing the office home
There are many choices when it comes to buying a
home or garden office. But now there's a slick
new alternative - the OfficePod. The OfficePOD is a
ready-made modern office, and is packaged as a
complete outsourcing solution for employers
Property Today - is live/work space the future?
Working from home is becoming increasingly common.
But are we designing homes in the right way for it?
One approach is the growing phenomenon of
'Live/Work' space - properties designed as both
residential and business premises. We focus on
a government-backed report written in association
with the Royal town Planning Institute.
Home is where the
Much of the attention on working from home focuses
on employees. Switching from the office to working
from home attracts attention as a dramatic change to
working practices. Yet two-thirds of the people
working from home are self-employed or running a
home-based business. This study, The Home
Business Report, puts the spotlight on
home-based enterprise and their value to the economy
Assessing and overcoming the dangers of isolation
Fear of isolation is one of most commonly expressed
concerns about remote working. Here we offer a
reality check on those fears, and how to overcome
problems when they do arise.
Working 24/7 - How to claim back some work-life
Remember the days when work was 9-5, shops closed on
Sundays, and blackberries were a seasonal fruit?
Times have changed. With new technologies and
working practices, working time can now be anywhere
and anytime. Here we offer advice and
techniques to avoid brining the long hours culture
Home Office, Garden
Office - The business benefits of moving the office
The market for purpose built garden offices is a
growing one. In principle they offer cost reductions
compared to renting an office, and still provide a
dedicated space for doing serious business. But how
do they work out in practice? To find out,
Flexibility visited independent film producer Andy
Taplin, who has moved his company Peninsula Films to
a location around 20 yards from his back door.