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Work at home staff save on transport costs

The latest inflation figures, published today, have suggested that whilst commuters will be feeling a financial squeeze, those that work at home could be saving more than ever.

The inflation statistics from the Office for National Statistics revealed that RPI inflation fell to 5.2 per cent and CPI rose to 4.5 per cent in April. Transport costs were up 10 per cent on last year.

TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said, "Prices are rising at twice the rate of wage increases, putting real pressure on people's take home pay. Commuters are feeling the pinch particularly hard."

Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England, has predicted that inflation is likely to rise further in the next few months and that energy and petrol prices will continue to increase.

People who work at home can save a significant amount of money that they would otherwise have had to spend on public transport or petrol to get to and from work. As well as transport costs themselves, homeworkers are also likely to have lower maintenance and repair costs for their car. In some cases, car insurance payments can also be reduced.

Those who work at home often also make significant savings when it comes to food, work clothing, after-work socialising and more.

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