Almost a third of the UK households are making plans to change living arrangements due to lockdown experiences, moving home permanently and citing remote working as the facilitator and quality of life as the ambition.
With life still firmly under lockdown and millions working from home, a 'normal' commute to the office seems like a distant dream and becomes less likely to return as the weeks' march on. As a result, homebuyers across the UK are re-analysing their long term property requirements and expanding the commuter belt.
There were many changes last year due to the pandemic. Millions of people had to change the way they interacted with each other, how they shopped, and how they worked.
There are currently unprecedented numbers of people working from home due to the pandemic, with many in rented accommodation and at over half indicating that they want to permanently work from home for most of the week – an almost six-fold rise since the start of lockdown.
During lockdown millions started WFH – and most of us don’t want to go back. In just a few months the landscape of work, family and city life has altered dramatically - but are all the changes positive?
City centres could become "ghost towns" if the prime minister does not do more to encourage workers to go back to the office, the head of the CBI says.
The London market for high end properties has surged as the capital’s high rollers seek bigger properties with gardens to make working from home more comfortable.
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