Hundreds of civil servants will NEVER return to the office after striking deals to WFH permanently
- Number of civil servants on special ‘home-working’ contracts has almost tripled
- The biggest increase was in Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
- The number rose from 117 before the pandemic struck to 380 earlier this year
Hundreds of civil servants will never have to return to the office after being allowed to work from home permanently.
Official figures show the number of Government employees on special ‘home-working’ contracts has almost tripled since the pandemic.
There were 183 home workers across eight of the main Whitehall departments in 2019-20, rising to 309 the following year and 530 in 2021-22.