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Tax incentives for working from home could cut pollution from the 68pc of workforce that drives to office

Posted by gmarkets on 3 September, 2007

Nearly 90 per cent of workers believed businesses should get tax incentives to have staff work from home to reduce carbon emissions, reported The Courier Mail (29/8/2007, p. 20). Commuting creates pollution: A survey by career and networking site LinkMe.com.au found that 68 per cent of full-time workers drove to their offices and 30.3 per cent spent almost an hour getting to work. As a result, thousands of tonnes of pollution were emitted each year, LinkMe CEO Campbell Sallabank said. He said tax relief would help convince employers to make the change, but there would still be an element of trust. “Employers have trouble determining whether workers are going to abuse this freedom by completing personal chores or outings in work time,” he said.

The Courier Mail, 29/8/2007, p. 20

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