You are here: Home - Household Bills - News -

Third of people plan to work from home after lockdown

0
Written by: Lana Clements
10/07/2020
Almost one in three workers is set to ditch the daily commute after lockdown, research suggests.

Many people who want to permanently do their job from home say environmental concerns are one of the biggest reasons.

The pandemic has acted as a green wake-up call, research by Halifax found, as many expect to never return to ‘normal’.

Four in 10 surveyed by the bank said lockdown had made them more aware of climate change.

More than half said they were hopeful the world could make real changes to tackle environmental issues.

Younger people are more likely to feel this way, with three quarters reporting lockdown has helped them reduce their impact on the environment.

Eight out of 10 people believe working from home is a good solution to reducing emissions.

However, half of adults reported an increase in their energy usage.

The lender said making green home improvements was one way to keep energy usage lower at home – and added this could spark a wave of new efficient homes.

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.

“We know how much of a concern the environmental and financial impact of energy efficiency is for home owners and renters alike, which is why we welcome the announcement which highlights the benefits of making homes more energy efficient and will offer practical support for homeowners to make more positive changes.”

There are 0 Comment(s)

If you wish to comment without signing in, click your cursor in the top box and tick the 'Sign in as a guest' box at the bottom.

Could you save money with a social broadband tariff?

Two-thirds of low-income households are unaware they could be saving on broadband, according to Uswitch.

How to help others and donate to food banks this winter

This winter is expected to be the most challenging yet for the food bank network as soaring costs push more pe...

Your rights for refunds if travel is affected by strikes

There have been a wave of strikes this year across many different industries, and more are planned over Christ...

What will happen if rates change

How your finances will be impacted by a rise in interest rates.

Regular Savings Calculator

Small regular contributions can build up nicely over time.

Online Savings Calculator

Work out how your online savings can build over time.

DIY investors: 10 common mistakes to avoid

For those without the help and experience of an adviser, here are 10 common DIY investor mistakes to avoid.

Mortgage down-valuations: Tips to avoid pulling out of a house sale

Down-valuations are on the rise. So, what does it mean for home buyers, and what can you do?

Five tips for surviving a bear market mauling

The S&P 500 has slipped into bear market territory and for UK investors, the FTSE 250 is also on the edge. Her...

Money Tips of the Week