Rush-hour congestion could be cut by 10% within five years if more people worked from home, according to the RAC Foundation.
The foundation says millions more people could do their work from home, either full- or part-time, and join the estimated 3.1 million that already do so.
Foundation executive director Edmund King said: ‘If each employee could work from home just one day a week we would see a cut in traffic equivalent to removing the school run.’
King wants the Government to highlight the benefits of working from home and companies to offer more flexible working arrangements.
Research shows that working from home can be more productive, while cutting congestion could save the UK economy an estimated £1.9 billion a year.
This Friday, May 5, is National Work from Home Day which aims to show employees and their staff the benefits of not coming into the office. For more information visit www.workwiseuk.org.
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