The Senedd’s Economy, Infrastructure and Skills (EIS) Committee has published a report (PDF) led by Dr Darja Reuschke at the University of Southampton on co-working spaces and geographical trends in remote working.
The work was commissioned 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.
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.
The report covers:
- geographical analysis of home working trends;
- trends in the use of co-working spaces;
- analysis of the different types of co-working spaces that exist in Wales; and
- international best practice around governmental support for co-working spaces.
Remote working – spatial implications in Wales (PDF), Dr Darja Reuschke, Professor Nick Clifton and Dr Jed Long
Article by Gareth Thomas, Senedd Research, Welsh Parliament