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A new EU court ruling means you could be paid for all the time you spend commuting

Isabelle Aron

Everyone knows that commuting in London can feel like hard work, but a new EU court ruling means it could actually count as work. But before you get excited thinking that your sweaty Central line commute could earn you some cash, the ruling sadly doesn't apply if you've got a fixed office.

The European Court of Justice has ruled that people working for companies without an office, such as electricians, care workers, and sale representatives, should be able to charge for the time they spend travelling to and from work. The ruling could apply if your company has closed a regional office, leaving you with no fixed place of work.

Still, if the EU fancies extending the rules to include commuting in general, a little extra cash would definitely make those hellish rush hour tube journeys a little more bearable.

Photo: Dan_W8/Flickr

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