Working from Home

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Sources of useful information of relevance to staff working from home.


ACAS, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, provides information on Pay and terms and conditions, Insurance cover, Equipment and technology, homeworking policy, Risk assessments, etc

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) provides information on the tax implications on working from home, including expenses or payments for reimbursing employees for equipment purchased for the home office, and claiming (or being paid) an allowance for heating costs etc for the home office:

If the employer does not pay the employee an allowance towards the additional costs of working from home (for example, to cover extra electricity, heating etc costs), then the employee can claim tax relief to reduce their liability to income tax. More information at:

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides information on the health and safety responsibilities placed on employers in relation to those working at home:

The Association of British Insurers provides information on the implications on home insurance policies of working from home:

Public Health England has published advice titled "7 simple tips to tackle working from home" to help with mental health of those working from home:

The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) has published information on claiming tax relief by those working from home:

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) also publishes guidance on supporting ongoing homeworking:

A BBC news article provides tips on "Five ways to work well from home":