Before 2020 Only 30% Had Worked From Home

Published: 28/04/2020

In 2019 only 5% of the UK workforce worked mainly from home and less than 30% of total workforce had even tried it. This is going to have changed dramatically since the Covid-19 lockdown.

The new working from home lifestyle has caused a shift in E-commerce patterns. In March computer monitor purchases increased 172%, office chairs were up 104%, and office desks up 89%.

Technology companies have seen a huge increase in demand. In March 2020 Zoom hosted 200 million meetings a day compared to just 10 million in December 2019. Companies are offering tech tools free in the hope that people carry on using them after lockdown.

If working from home becomes the ‘new norm' this may change house hunters’ priorities. Google trends shows a +190% jump in interest for Garden Office Pods in April. Will home offices become the new ‘must-have’ feature?

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