The Senedd’s Economy, Infrastructure and Skills (EIS) Committee has published a report (PDF) it commissioned from Professor Alan Felstead at Cardiff University on home working during the coronavirus pandemic.
The work was undertaken under the Senedd Research COVID-19 Expert Register scheme, through which academics assist the Senedd with its work on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The EIS Committee requested the study to inform its inquiry on Remote Working: Implications for Wales, which it undertook following the Welsh Government announcing a long-term ambition for 30% of the Welsh workforce to work remotely on a regular basis. The Committee was keen to build a greater evidence base in relation to remote working, as this is an emerging policy area.
Professor Felstead’s report covers:
- defining remote work;
- analysis of trends in working at home during the pandemic;
- which demographic groups are able to work at home;
- the potential economic and social impacts of greater remote working; and
- monitoring and evaluating progress in achieving the Welsh Government’s ambition that 30% of the workforce regularly work remotely.
Outlining the contours of the ‘Great Homeworking Experiment’ and its implications for Wales (PDF), Professor Alan Felstead
Article by Gareth Thomas, Senedd Research, Welsh Parliament