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Home is where the heart is, say Londoners in return-to-office survey

Remote workers are not quite willing to give up control, reduced commuting burden and better home management

Damian Shepherd and Jo Constantz

The verdict is in: Londoners enjoy and value working from home and don’t see a future that includes a return to the old five-day office week, no matter what politicians, their bosses or the media say.

Almost 80% of London-based staff who now work remotely at least once a week say the experience has been good for them, according to a report published on Wednesday by the Policy Institute at King’s College London. Four out of five say working from home helps them feel more in control and that they’re happy to cut down on their daily commute. Two thirds say it’s helped them better manage home and family responsibilities.

YouGov surveyed 2,015 London workers for the King’s College report, a cohort that included people who live outside the city and travel into a place of work. King’s researchers say the study is the first of its kind to focus specifically on the impact of changing working patterns...

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