Garden office workers contribute GBP6.1bn to economy

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Garden office workers contribute £6.1 billion to the economy, as 80,000 businesses are run from the back garden, a number that has doubled since the start of the recession.

According to shedworking.co.uk blog editor Alex Johnson, the trend for garden offices has been running for a while.

"But it has really taken off, with thousands buying a garden office or renovating their old shed," he told the Sun.

Indeed, the newspaper reported that one in five garden workers expect to see their business grow 20 per cent this year.

Mr Johnson explained that high-speed broadband has made home working easier and improved insulation and construction methods make working outside more enjoyable.

Garden worker Helen Kara from Staffordshire told the news source: "I've been in this particular shed for eight years, we actually bought the house we're in because of it.

"I love the freedom and the commute is fantastic - 20 yards in my slippers."

Posted by David Webb
    - 03 December 2010
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