Homeworkers on rise in UK



The number of people working from home in the UK has doubled in eight years, according to a report by the Office for National Statistics based on Labour Force Survey data.
In spring 2005, approximately 3.1 million people worked mainly from home, or in different places using home as a base (homeworkers), compared with 2.3 million in spring 1997.
Most home workers (2.4 million) used a telephone and computer to carry out their work (teleworkers), representing 8 per cent of the workforce in spring 2005, compared with 4 per cent in spring 1997.