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Working from home - four essential tips

Moving from working in an office to working from home might be an attractive and cost-effective idea for you or your staff, but there are other important considerations to think about when making this change. The library has some really useful resources to help make sure you’ve covered everything.

  1. Do your research
    Is working from home really for you? Will you be able to fulfil your job role from home?
    It is crucial that you ask yourself these questions and find out about associated risks and benefits. The Law Donut briefing Employees who work from home will help address some of these important issues.
  2. Make sure you plan your move properly from the start
    Instead of cobbling together your office as you go along, be strategic about the move.
    Use this Start Up Donut guide Setting up an office, which will tell you how to set up your home office effectively.
  3. Ensure success when working from home
    A very useful ebook, ‘Work well from home: how to run a successful home office’ will help you to manage your time efficiently, be productive and see results. This book is available via our Human resources ebooks page.
  4. Be able to access resources and information quickly
    ICAEW Library & Information Service offers you easy access to online books, journal articles and technical helpsheets. We even have paper copies available for loan so you might like to borrow the Tax Digest Working from home. It discusses unincorporated traders, employees and directors, capital gains tax consequences, inspection powers and council tax. Our loan and document delivery service is free to members and ACA students. Why not find out what else we can offer?

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