Telephone Rental Fees – Responses
The following responses were received:
|No of Responses|
|Response was in agreement with the proposal||1|
|Response was not in agreement with the proposal||4|
In order to ensure openness and transparency the responses received have been summarised / grouped wherever possible. The response noted in the table below may therefore been paraphrased.
I agree and support the new proposed entitlement
|Comment is appreciated and noted.|
|Working at home costs
I would like to propose that a payment is made to staff working from home for increased costs by working from home on a permanent basis, e.g. electricity.
|Employees are able to claim tax relief of £6 per week directly from HMRC for additional household cost if they are required to work from home.|
Mobile phone reception is not available/reliable within my house and therefore I must have a landline phone to make and receive calls for work purposes.
|Employees whose mobile signal is unreliable at home will not be able to work from home unless they put alternative communication methods in place.|
The numbers of people that this apply are relatively low and I do wonder how much of a saving to the Council it gives and how much this would do damage in eroding the trust/fairness between employer/employee – Is it worth it?
|The consultation proposal is to remove any inconsistency of entitlement to allowances across the workforce.|
Implement proposal with effect from 1 April 2021.