Working From Home

by Barbara Buffton

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Work-life Balance

Home-working is just one form of flexible working that could help you improve your work–life balance. If you want to know about other ways, then this topic could help.


This is a key skill which could be useful when persuading a boss to adopt home-working as a policy.

Managing Upwards

You might need to do this if you want to work from home and need to convince your boss that it would work.


The ACAS website, at, gives basic advice to employees and employers on employment rights and responsibilities, including information on flexible working practices.

The UK National Statistics website, at, gives labour market trends and statistics and provides reports and surveys.

The UK government website, at, is very useful and provides practical advice for businesses.


You can also contact the author directly: Barbara Buffton