Work from Home Day: homeworking has tripled since before the pandemic TUC analysis

The survey paints a picture of a workforce polarised on a number of dimensions. More than three-quarters (78%) of those who worked from home in some capacity said that being able to work from home gave them an improved work life balance in February 2022. Half reported it was quicker to complete work (52%) and that they had fewer distractions (53%). During 2022, the proportion of workers both working at home and at their usual place of work (“hybrid working”) has been rising, while the proportion of those working from home exclusively has fallen. Around one in seven working adults (14%) worked from home exclusively between 27 April and 8 May 2022, while nearly a quarter (24%) both worked from home and travelled to work. Previous analysis of business and individual attitudes to homeworking was also published in Summer 2021.

The government has dedicated £500 million funding to support the recovery of the adult social care workforce. Staff shortages are a problem in many of our recent mental health inspections reports. This is a particular issue in London due to increased costs of living and where staff have more of a choice of employment. We are seeing lots of innovative approaches, such as international recruitment, training and apprenticeships, and pay incentives being taken forward. It is not just ambulance crews who experience the impact of current service pressures.


Like care homes, two-thirds (65%) of homecare providers who gave further information about their retention challenges said staff were leaving the sector. Other challenges included pay and conditions (36%), staff burnout (28%) and increased cost of petrol (23%). Care homes have found it very difficult to attract and retain registered nurses. Through our regulatory activity, we have seen nurses moving to jobs with better pay and conditions in the NHS, and we heard about care homes that stopped providing nursing care.

Additionally, remote workers put in an additional 43% more hours per week than those who never worked remotely. According to the same study, only 36% of respondents said the office is the ideal place for individual work. A similar study by Owl Labs in 2021 found that 55% of respondents said that they work more hours from home than they do in the office. The Becker Friedman Institute for Economics at the University of Chicago polled 10,000 employees.


An updated overview of the government departments with land estate is shown in Figure 21. A large part of this reduction is due to two assets (valued at £209.5 million) now being reported in the newly created ‘Infrastructure’ portfolio in this year’s report. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is the government’s largest public service department, in terms of client numbers. Besides managing the state pension service it also manages Universal Credit across England, Scotland and Wales. It has a geographically dispersed and extensive portfolio of Job Centres with over 800 venues in easily accessible locations, providing front line services to over 5 million people. The Department for Transport is ultimately responsible for most of the assets represented in Figure 10, accounting for 89% of the portfolio.

2022 will be a year of careful consolidation for a news industry that has been both disrupted and galvanised by the drawn-out COVID-19 crisis. Both journalists and audiences have, to some degree, been ‘burnt out’ by the relentless intensity of the news agenda, alongside increasingly polarised debates about politics, identity, and culture. This could be the year when journalism takes a breath, focuses on the basics, and comes back stronger. In an email on Monday, Iger said the new rule would take effect on March 1, and stressed the importance of in-person collaboration, CNBC reported, citing a copy of the memo. Commonly referred to as the ‘usable’ or lettable area of offices and retail units. NIA includes entrance halls, kitchens and cleaners’ cupboards but excludes corridors, internal walls, stairwells, lifts, WCs and communal areas.

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Moreover, 76% avoid offices because they believe concentrating on essential tasks is better at home. The survey team predicted that commute time would be cut by 62.4 million hours per day from the middle of March 2020 to the middle of September 2020. Similarly, as we mentioned above, surveys or reports by both FlexJobs and Owl Labs show that employees may take a pay cut just so they can work remotely. For example, there was an experiment by Stanford University involving CTrip, a 16,000- employee, NASDAQ-listed Chinese travel agency. The experiment found that performance in remote work environments improved by 13% compared to the norm.

  • Following three years in advertising sales and vowing “I’d never do sales again”, I landed an Account Management role in a full-service digital agency, with a team that never managed to sell the same thing twice.
  • At least in the United States, podcast CPMs have been buoyant through the pandemic with the New York Times making $36m from podcast ads according to their 2020 results.14 Equally important though is the value in marketing and attracting new audiences.
  • Modelling job titles into departments and levels of department was a crucial step to understanding the sentiment of an employee’s work.
  • Thank you to our colleagues from other parts of GOV.UK and GDS, the COVID-19 Task Force, the colleagues from other government departments and thank you to everyone we have worked with from NHS Digital.
  • The resounding message from this report is the continued growth of opportunities for everyone to engage in the tech economy; a driver of the UK economy, and a permeating force for productivity, innovation and change.
  • From this 65%, 35% have reported working remotely, and the other 30% recognise themselves as hybrid workers.

The Department for Education (DfE) provides funding for maintenance and improvement of the condition of school buildings and surrounding grounds in England. The government has adopted a “regional campus” model creating a network of government offices in each region. This approach presents opportunities to reduce the footprint of the overall office estate and enhance collaborative working. The Civil Service will be better represented in the regions, linked into wider communities and education establishments, and drawing from a broader pool of skills and talent.

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