Figures released by the Office Of National Statistics show that in England and Wales the proportion of people working mainly at or from home increased from 9.2% in 2001 to 10.7% in 2011, further underlining the growing tend towards homeworking in the UK.
An eclectic home business community, iHubbub, agrees that these new figures are showing home important flexible working is to British workers. iHubbub has seen an increase in people using their talents and passions to come up with fascinating business ventures.
There are many reasons why people choose to work at home with higher productivity and the ability to work uninterrupted especially on project work cited as the main two reasons. However better work/life balance and a “family friendly” fit with domestic arrangements were also cited as reasons why people choose to also make their home their office.
Paula Wynne, bestselling author and co-founder of iHubbub said: “Homeworkers join iHubbub to interact with homeworking freelancers and business owners to exchange ideas and hints and tips about working from home. It’s fantastic to see such a wide and diverse mix of home businesses that contribute to the economy for much needed growth in the UK.”