Making Remote Work – National Strategy

Following consultation with the public and known stakeholders, the Irish Government has published its National Strategy on the development of Remote Work in Ireland.

Headline actions include:

  • legislate to provide employees the right to request remote working
  • introduce a legally admissible code of practice on the right to disconnect from work – covering phone calls, emails and switch-off time
  • invest in remote work hubs, ensuring they are in locations that suit commuters and are close to childcare facilities
  • explore the acceleration of the National Broadband Plan
  • review the treatment of remote working for the purposes of tax and expenditure in the next Budget
  • lead by example by mandating that home and remote working should be the norm for 20% of public sector employees

Check the Report here and see what you think.

It’s an interesting read. All feedback welcome!