Megan Bevis http://www.realbusinessrescue.co.uk 1m 256
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89% of workers view returning to the office as a chance to support local businesses
Following the decline in footfall as a result of the pandemic, what are consumers doing across the nation to help support their local high streets?
Real Business Rescue has surveyed UK workers, revealing local businesses could benefit from an extra £748.44 annually per customer – based on the average spend of workers buying lunch almost three days a week.
Even for those not planning a return to the office, remote workers are supporting their local establishments, with 30% regularly ordering takeaway food and drinks when working from home.
Here are some key angles we think your readers will be interested in:
Looking forward, workers are planning on spending half of their working week in the office (2.8 days)
89% of professionals view returning to the office as an opportunity to support the high street and local businesses
78% of workers plan to shop more independently than before the pandemic to support small businesses
Top 5 ways workers are planning to support the high street more:
How they plan to support the high street
% who agree
Shop locally instead of travelling to shops in different areas
Shop locally during my lunch break
Get takeaway food, drinks and produce from local businesses when I work from home
Purchase coffees and treats when in the office or place of work
Go for drinks/dinner after work with my colleagues or friends and family
You can find the full story by Real Business Rescue here: https://www.realbusinessrescue.co.uk/advice-hub/support-our-high-street