7.5 million UK workers want to work from home permanently once lockdown restrictions lift

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More than one in five UK workers (23%) – the equivalent of 7.5 million – is hoping to work from home all, or almost all, of the time once lockdown restrictions have lifted according to new research from Deloitte.

The findings, based on a survey of 1,248 UK workers across a number of industries, found that the proportion of workers hoping to base themselves from home most of the time has more than doubled in the last year. Just one in 10 (11%) – the equivalent of 3.6 million workers – did their jobs from home for all, or almost all, of the week before lockdown restrictions were first imposed.

Only 28% of workers don’t ever plan on working from home once lockdown restrictions have lifted, down from 50% who said the same in March 2020, with 42% of workers hoping to do their jobs from home twice a week or more.

Employees currently based at home are twice as likely to think they work best there (40%), compared to in a workplace (21%). More than two in five (42%) say they like not having to commute, with 40% finding it more efficient and 34% feeling more relaxed.

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