Remote Working Facilities Given Boost by Government Funding

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Government funding is to be used to promote the use of digital hubs.

An initiative to be launched today will see a voucher scheme to give remote workers free access to local digital hubs and provide at least 10,000 hot desk facilities free of charge to existing hub users and those availing of the facilities for the first time.

There are now 242 remote working hubs across the country. Many of the hubs are members of the Connected Hubs network which enables workers to book an office or desk space in a  hub through an app called ‘Connected Hubs’ and the average cost of using the hubs is between €15-€20 a day.

The Tipperary Engine, Rosanna Road, Tipperary town is a member of the network but the facility is undergoing refurbishment at present and is not operational. There are 8 other remote hubs in county Tipperary in the Connected Hubs Network.

€5 million is to be allocated to allow for upgrades to 81 remote working facilities nationwide. In addition all local authorities including Tipperary County Council will be allocated €50,000 under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme to fund marketing campaigns to create awareness of local remote working opportunities