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Recent news has revealed rumour of a draft government plan to ease anti-coronavirus restrictions. These post-lockdown rules urge minimising equipment use, staggering shifts and maximising home-working, with the prime minister saying he will reveal his ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown this Sunday.
Like the rest of the world, due to COVID-19 the UK labour market has made huge changes, but how are these changes going to impact the future of working?
The team at BusinessComparison have delved into new data to bring you The Remote Working Report.
The report reveals the extent that different people within the labour market ALREADY work from home – either on a regular basis or occasionally. This is broken down by industry, occupation, region, age and much more.
Many are saying this could be the start of a remote working revolution, with coronavirus making huge changes to the way to work in general.
Kerry Fawcett, Head of Digital Growth at BusinessComparison believes that “COVID-19 will, in fact, change the way we work forever. Technology is already growing and taking over offices and businesses, but I think the biggest change will be a refreshed appreciation. Digital upskilling has happened – because it was essential – if not before, certainly now. The tech sector was urging to address this for years, but this shift could make it a more pressing and permanent issue.”
You can see the full Remote Working Report here. Considering the current circumstances within the UK, this may be relevant to any of you.