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News

UK fails to break commuting habit

The average commute is now 30 minutes - four minutes longer than in 2012, according to Regus. Read item...

More Than 4 Million People Now Regularly Work From Home


Figures released today by the TUC to mark National Work from Home Day show that more than 4 million people now regularly work from home; a rise of more than 62,000 over the course of last year. Read item...

Working smarter can save people two weeks per year, reports leading travel firm


An independent travel company is calling for more UK businesses to adopt smarter working practices after a survey of its own workforce revealed that they spent 13.5 days on average per year commuting to and from their previous workplace.
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Blog

Guest Blog: Avoid Morning After Regrets

Debbie Bannigan. CEO, Swanswell

It’s that magical time of year when the woolly hats come out and your office is crammed full of mince pies and tins of chocolate. Your organisation has worked really hard all year long, so to thank them, employees are being treated to a festive office party.

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Guest Blog: Growing economy, slowing commute – sowing the need for smarter working.

Frances O’Grady. TUC General Secretary
November can be a miserable month, the temperature is dropping fast and many of us now find ourselves going to work in the dark and returning home after the sun has set. 

To add to this sombre mood, a TUC new analysis of unpublished Office for National Statistics data has found that the average commuter journey is growing longer as the roads get more crowded.
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Guest Blog: Winter is coming – but are fairer fares?

Martin Abrams. Public Transport Campaigner, Campaign for Better Transport
The winter months are often a frustrating time for rail users. As the nights draw in and the days get shorter, it can seem like you spend even more precious time commuting: travelling to and from work in the dark, getting caught up in delays for baffling reasons, trying to regulate your temperature between wrapping up warm and traveling in stiflingly hot carriages. Read Article...
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Services & Initiatives

Work Wise Week

Our annual awareness campaign to get the UK working smarter.

Commute Smart Week

Why travel in the dark – when you can commute smart.

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Sustainable Workplace Plan

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Case Studies

Carnival UK

How Carnival UK changed working practices at its Southampton contact centre. [pdf]

National Energy Services

Using video conferencing to enable remote and flexible working. [pdf]

TEFL

Two TEFL employees share their stories [pdf]

Wish.co.uk

'Experience day' website Wish.co.uk uses Powwownow conferencing facilities to enable flexible and remote working for its staff, suppliers and agencies across 4 countries. [pdf]

Penguin Books

Recognising the need for change and a refresh of the workplace, Penguin Books sought to design and implement a strategy to reduce space and occupancy costs. [pdf]

BSkyB

As part of plans to expand their main site in west London, BSkyB were required to produce a travel plan that encouraged significant changes for the people based there. [pdf]

BAA

As the UK's largest employment site, with over 315 organisations and 72,000 staff based there, Heathrow Airport faces unique challenges. [pdf]

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