With home working looking to be required for quite sometime I am somewhat concerned about the ergonomics of the workstations that staff may have available to them. Some staff may have suitable workstations already but others may be working in kitchens, lounges or bedrooms using regular household chairs, which might be fine for the odd day a week, but I am concerned about on longer term basis.
I don't think it is going to be practical to send the chairs or desks from the office to them and obviously when things return to normal we are not going to want a bunch of extra office equipment. This are the possibilities I have thought of so far, any thoughts about these? Any other good options worth considering?
Purchase equipment for staff and sell second hand later to recoup some of the cost
Purchase equipment for staff, then after we return to office working those who wish to keep the equipment, can do so paying tax on the 2nd hand value
Staff to purchase what they want (after being advised of our risk assessment) and claim the cost against taxes directly with HMRC