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Your Money All you need to know about your finances and remote working

There are financial pros to home working, but you need to limit hits to your pocket too, writes Louise McBride

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'You may well be considering asking your boss if you can work from home permanently - either part-week or for the whole week - if you got a taste for remote working in recent months' (stock image)

'You may well be considering asking your boss if you can work from home permanently - either part-week or for the whole week - if you got a taste for remote working in recent months' (stock image)

'You may well be considering asking your boss if you can work from home permanently - either part-week or for the whole week - if you got a taste for remote working in recent months' (stock image)

It's almost five months since many people found themselves working from home for the first time.

Covid-19 has probably done more to change attitudes towards remote working than anything else possibly could. "We'll never go back to the way we were before [the Covid-19 crisis]," said Vanessa Tierney, co-founder of Abodoo, which matches workers who want to work remotely with employers happy to take on workers on that basis.

"Remote working will be incorporated into the working week - but more likely as a mixture of remote and office working than a complete week of remote working," she said.