The average employee would take a £2,665 pay cut per year in order to continue working from home when the pandemic ends, equating to £222 per month, according to new research.
British office workers have returned to their desks at a much slower pace than staff in France, Germany, Italy or Spain, as they continue to work from home following the lockdown. Only one-third (34%) of UK white-collar employees have gone back to work, coming way behind their European contemporaries, where 68% have done so.
This reticence to return to the office comes as new nationally representative research from Roadmender Asphalt, a Sheffield-based road repair SME, has unveiled that Brits are still deeply sceptical towards using public transport.
The research revealed that 69% of Brits would rather cycle to work now than take public transport due to the covid-19 risk, amounting to 24,261,000 people. Furthermore, the study has unveiled that 65% would no longer feel comfortable commuting to work via public transport.
As millions of Brits are being urged to head back to work, road infrastructures across the nation will begin to be used further under a new norm of post-covid conditions, Roadmender says. Enuring road safety is, therefore, of paramount importance to make sure that these proposals are as beneficial as they can be.
“In turn, it is more important than ever that councils expand on their brilliant work they do to ensure potholes and road defects are addressed quickly, maintaining safety on the roads,” said Harry Pearl, CEO of Roadmender Asphalt.