Six million people could demand the right to work from home under a post-Covid employment plan, according to reports.
Ministers are apparently drafting up proposals to let six million people in the UK to work from home as part of a post-Covid-19 employment revolution.
Working from home would become the default choice for office workers, according to the suggestions, which were carried on the front page of the Daily Mail on Thursday.
According to the Daily Mail, changes to the law will make it “difficult for businesses to require employees to attend work unless it is really necessary.”
According to reports, the move is part of an effort to promote flexible working. According to the Daily Mail, the government will begin a consultation process this summer, with legislation expected by the end of the year.
Bosses, on the other hand, are claimed to be “furious,” fearing that the measures will hinder productivity, ruin certain industries, and create a “zombie UK.”
It comes as the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change releases ‘Reshaping the Geography of Work,’ a report on ‘Anywhere Jobs.’
The former Prime Minister remarked in a foreword, “Approximately one in every five jobs in the UK, or 6 million positions, can now be classified as ‘Anywhere Jobs,’ with features that allow them to be done as efficiently or more efficiently remotely than in a traditional office setting.
“It is also apparent that working from home has been advantageous to many staff and is likely to remain their option, at least on some days of the week,” Mr Blair continued.
“This is a massive and deep shift in the workplace, with far-reaching ramifications for jobs and indirect repercussions on businesses that support the traditional office.
“On the one hand, businesses may determine that Anywhere Jobs can be done just as well by individuals working overseas; on the other hand, if Britain makes the necessary steps to support such work here, we may be able to lure jobs from abroad.
“The point is that this is a transformation that necessitates the development of a strategy by the government. It’s just one of the ways that new technology is going to transform the way people operate. We examine these changes in this paper and offer suggestions for how the government can help those jobs. The summary comes to a close.