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Want us back at the office full-time? Then show us the money, say Brits

Only 17% of UK workers want to return to daily commuting, with 43% saying they would do so for a cash incentive

Eamon Akil Farhat

London office workers want an average pay rise equivalent to the cost of some annual railway season tickets to return to their desks full-time after the pandemic, according to a survey.

With Covid-19 restrictions leaving many offices empty, white-collar staff have spent 16 months mostly working from home. Just 17% now say they actively want a full-time return to the office, research for workplace analytics firm Locatee shows.

However, cash would convince 43% of employees, according to the research by YouGov. In London that equates to an average of £5,100 (about R102,000), virtually the same as an annual railway ticket between London and the commuter town of Tunbridge Wells in Kent. The UK national average was £4,000 (about R80,000), Locatee said...

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