Up to 3m workers plan to continue homeworking: After the end of the coronavirus lockdown, almost three million UK workers are planning to keep working from home to help save the planet and help reduce emissions.
That’s the finding in a new survey by the British bank Halifax, which shows that remote working can reduce emissions is believed by a staggering 81% of people.
The survey suggests 40% of adults because of the stay-at-home restrictions, have become more aware of climate change , with nearly 6 in 10 of consumers saying the response to the lockdown has made them hopeful the world can make real changes to tackle the climate emergency.
The ‘green wake up call’ is more prevalent in younger age groups is shown by the survey, as 75% of people from the 18 to 34 age range report the lockdown has shown them that it is possible to live in a more sustainable way.
Halifax Mortgage Director, Andy Mason said: “It’s clear that for many going back to ‘business as usual’ isn’t going to be an option and instead they will continue to spend more time at home, believing it to be better for the environment.
“However, without taking steps to ensure homes are as efficient as they can be, these good intentions could be clouded by rising energy usage and monthly bills at a time when many are concerned about their financial security as well as the planet.”
Up to 3m workers plan to continue homeworking