Human resources experts say the next budget calls for more remote work mitigation.
They say that in the current environment, €3.20 per day is not enough to cover or encourage remote work.
With four weeks to go until Budget 2023, HR Buddy CEO Damien McCarthy has called on the government to implement a budgetary measure increasing the daily rate by €3.20.
From January 2022, employees will be able to claim remote work relief for 30% of their heating, electricity and broadband costs for the days they work from home.
McCarthy said the government should consider at least doubling the €3.20 per day in this year’s budget, citing what employers can pay tax-free and what employees can claim tax-free. I believe that there must be consistency between
“This is a really good opportunity to align with the new ‘Right to Request Remote Work’ law in the fall, and an opportunity for the government to get in line on this point. ”
“The cost of living crisis and stretched labor market are currently putting significant pressure on both workers and their employers. There is a cost to doing that, and we need to seriously consider it.”
Mr McCarthy said €3.20 a day was “obsolete” and the difference between the rights given to employers and employees made no sense at all.
“Current benefits are a positive move to combat the high costs of setting up remote work, helping employees combat energy costs, childcare costs, and fuel costs especially for workers commuting. This has a double benefit as it can also have a positive impact on CO2 emissions,” he said. rice field.
The founder of HR Buddy says the new right to require remote work is part of a law with little long-term impact and will bring little benefit if workers can offer a tax exemption of €2,000 a year. says.