It goes on, trumpeting the supposed creation of 11,000 jobs in 2014 alone, and claiming household savings of £45m a year by 2024 - courtesy of more people being able to work from home.
Fat chance. I work in one of the few but many jobs where working from home would make some kind of sense but it won't happen for several reasons
1: People don't work as hard when they're at home. Working at work I'm split between net and working (normally during compile time) working at home I'm playing games and watching TV in between brief bouts of inspiration.
2: Meetings, they're everywhere, generally if you're in a job where you could work at home, you're also needed for face to face meetings every couple hours, normally booked during breakfast and just as you're about to leave because people are bastards (or right after lunch, hate that one too)
3: Face to face time. Yes I could answer your question via email, or on the phone. I'd actually prefer that personallly, but a lot of people want direct contact and to talk to you 'in person' (normally just as you've worked out something complex, or when you're desperate for the bathroom in both cases you wind up cursing the name of the one who interrupted you)
My best guess is that these government bods saw the adverts for "I earned 12k this week all from working at home, all you need is a good internet connection" and decided this is the return (in taxes) that they're looking for.
Anon because, on the few occasions I do get to work from home, I don't want them knowing I'm actually playing games