Sep 17, 2020

Nearly two-thirds of adults commuting again, says ONS

Nearly two in three adults are now travelling to work, as some employers ask their staff to return to offices during the pandemic. The Office for National Statistics said that 62% of adults reported commuting to work last week. While the proportion of people travelling to work has increased from 57% two weeks ago, the number of people working from home stayed steady at 20%. Instead, "The proportion of working adults not working from home or travelling to work reduced from 23% to 18%, suggesting more people are returning to work", the ONS said. "CIPD chief executive Peter Cheese said:"The step-change shift to home working to adapt to lockdowns has taught us all a lot about how we can be flexible in ways of working in the future. "Employers have learnt that, if supported and managed properly, home working can be as productive and innovative as office working and we can give more opportunity for people to benefit from better work-life balance."

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