Staff ought to get tax incentive for travelling into workplace, Jacob Rees-Mogg says

He took purpose on the DVLA over its working from dwelling tradition, saying that MPs had been compelled to intervene to safe folks new driving licences. 

“Mainly there was a interval the place should you had been my constituent and also you wished your driving licence, you wrote to your MP to get it. 

“Once we acquired in contact folks acquired their driving licence, however that’s a reasonably inefficient method of getting your driving licence,” he stated. 

While the minister for effectivity, Mr Rees-Mogg famously left notes on the desks of workers at his Whitehall division discouraging working from dwelling. 

The messages which learn, “Sorry you had been out once I visited. I look ahead to seeing you within the workplace very quickly,” sparked controversy. 

However he insisted that he had solely positioned three such playing cards within the workplace and that the row over them had been overblown.  

Checklist of excuses

Mr Rees-Mogg additionally revealed that he had stored “a listing of all the justifications” workers at his division used for failing to show as much as the workplace. 

He stated: “To begin with there was an outbreak of Covid. Then it was half-term, then it was going to be Easter, then it was Financial institution Vacation.

“Then you definitely’ve acquired a rail strike, then you definately’ve acquired the Queen’s Silver Jubilee financial institution vacation and on and on. Each week there was some motive.”

However he denied having made the hyperlink between working from dwelling charges and sunny climate, dismissing these stories as “idle gossip”. 

The newest authorities information reveals that the Wales Workplace had the very best attendance price in Whitehall final month, with 81 per cent of workers current. 

In distinction solely 41 per cent of civil servants on the International Workplace made it in in the course of the week commencing September 19, the league desk reveals. 

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