PEOPLE who are working from home will receive tax incentives in the next Budget.
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said that a new strategy for remote working will be rolled out by the Government in October.
Varadkar has said there will be a legal right for workers to seek permission to work from home on a permanent basis.
Some employers pay a daily allowance of €3.20 to employees working from home, but the vast majority do not.
“It’s intended that as part of the Budget package in October, there will be a new package of tax incentives and expenses to encourage people to work from home,” Varadkar said.
“So you will see an improvement there in what’s currently in place.”
The new schemes are also to include protection for employees who do not check up on emails or take phone calls out of hours under what the new plan has called the ‘right to disconnect’.
Update from me on our plans to make remote working a real choice for more people, after the pandemic👇 pic.twitter.com/qZW8NyPgJk
— Leo Varadkar (@LeoVaradkar) January 15, 2021