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UK homeworking more than doubles since 2019
This article is part of the Computer Weekly issue of 19 July 2022
Everyone knows the modern hybrid workplace represents a large change to the working conditions that existed before the pandemic, but a report from the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed the extent of the transformation from October 2019 to March 2022, with the number of homeworkers increasing between the two periods from 4.7 million to 9.9 million. In addition to the 108.8% increase in the overall figure, the ONS survey also found that the increase varied across UK regions, with every one of them up by more than 50%. The largest percentage increase in homeworking was in Scotland, with a 203.5% increase (544,000). The smallest increase was in Northern Ireland, with a 56.4% increase (50,000). The regions with the highest percentage of homeworkers in January to March 2022 were London (37.0%, 1.9 million), the South East (36.9%, 1.6 million) and the East of England (31.1%, 903,000). The regions with the lowest percentage of homeworkers were Northern Ireland (16.4%, 137,000), the North East (22.4%, 262,000), and ...
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