Now that we can all go back to the office, people are now realising that perhaps they would rather continue to work from home. This is due largely to the rising cost of living.

But there’s a problem. Employees who haven’t had to budget for train tickets, takeaway coffees or new office outfits for the past two years are now acutely aware of how much it costs to spend a day at your desk. And, worse, these costs are growing. Petrol prices are at an all-time high; transport fares have increased, and food and other essentials are on an upwards trajectory. That means an office day can hit the wallet hard.

The sky-high cost of returning to the office by Sophia Epstein (BBC)

I’m a long-term work from homer. I’ve been doing it for the best part of the last 15 years. It’s simply what I prefer. As a slightly introverted person, I enjoy being able to get my head down and get on with the work. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy face-to-face meetings with people and I get that you need that time to meet and chat with co-workers. I would just prefer that there were other genuine benefits to going to the office.