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A single day working from home per week could save workers up to £300 a year

Aug 4, 2022 10:45:31 AM / by Banner

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A single day of home working each week could save the average person £5.73 per day, between £22.92 and £28.65 each month, or a whopping £297.96 per year, when factoring in average commuting costs, a morning coffee, and lunch. But many organisations still haven’t had the chance to fully optimise a hybrid working model.

The data, which is listed below, shows the potential for hybrid working to take some of the sting out of the cost-of-living crisis. As businesses in every sector struggle to fill positions, hybrid working has become a HR must-have.

However, many businesses rushed into a hybrid working model during the 2020 lock down and are still yet to fully optimise and balance cost-saving home working days, with the social, collaborative and productivity benefits of working in an office, according to Banner.

Vivian Slater, Banner's Private Sector Managing Director, says, “Hybrid was forced onto many procurement, FM, and IT teams as a result of the pandemic, and many have struggled to come away from the coalface since that time and really optimise it. But, done properly, getting a mix of home and office-based working right has real potential to lessen the impact of the rising cost of living for employees while protecting their well-being. From a business leader’s perspective, that means higher productivity and better staff retention at a time when those things could not be more crucial."

To make a hybrid approach work for you, however, will take some connected thinking; there are some incredible tech and processing solutions out there that can make hybrid working seamless, but it’s about knowing what systems and products will complement each other. Now is the time to sit down with a smart workplace supplies partner and put in place a robust hybrid working approach.

Office Worker
Item Daily Price (£)
Commute (22 working days per month) 3.32
Medium latte 3.45
Cheese & pickle sandwich (shop bought) 2.10
Walkers crisps (single bag) 0.90
KitKat 0.70
Diet coke (500ml) 1.50
Total 11.97


Home Worker

Item Daily Price (£)
Commute 0.00
Instant coffee (2g serving) 0.13
Milk (100ml serving) 0.03
Two slices of bread 0.13
Cheddar (50g) 1.38
Branston pickle (50g) 0.22
500ml of diet coke (from 2ltr bottle) 0.51
Walkers crisps (from multipack) 0.19
KitKat (from multipack) 0.15
One day gas & electricity 3.50
Total 6.24


Total saving: £5.73

Make hybrid working a success

Our hand-picked product selection enables a smooth transition between home and office, leaving you more time to focus on what is really important for your business. With products from across our ranges of Infection Control, PPE, Technology, Furniture, Facilities Supplies and Office supplies, there is something for every working environment.

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Topics: Product, Working Smarter, Working from Home, Return to the Workplace


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