More than half of office workers in the UK are now happier to work remotely for an indefinite period, according to latest research.
The survey of 1,000 office workers from communications firm Moneypenny reveals 54 per cent of staff were content to continue working from home for as long as necessary.
However, 30 per cent have admitted they do miss the office.
After initial lockdown restrictions were eased earlier this year, West Midlands’ office workers (41 per cent) were the most likely to go back to the office full time. On the other hand, those in Yorkshire (20 per cent), were least likely to go back.
Now, with Covid-19 infection rates rising again, workers have been advised to work from home wherever possible.
Some 37 per cent of those originally returned to the office, have now reverted to working from home once more, but 21 per cent have stated they will continue to head to the office.
With over half of the UK stating they are happy to continue to work from home, the survey shows why working from home is the more preferable option for many.
Findings revealed that 59 per cent enjoy not spending time and money on the commute.
Secondly, being able to dress in casual clothes was another popular aspect of not working in an office (52 per cent), while 26 per cent stated that not having to wear make-up was another advantage of working from home.
The freedom to decide when breaks were taken was another favourable choice with respondents, with 42 per cent claiming this was the best aspect of working from home.
Personal factors, such as more time to spend with a partner or children (31 per cent) or more time spent with pets (26 per cent) were also popular choices amongst respondents.
There were some elements of the office that workers missed with 39 per cent of those polled revealing they missed their colleagues.
The study also highlighted what workers would incorporate into the office after their work from home experience.
Some 22 per cent of workers stated they would take their dog with them when they return with 35 per cent preferring a comfortable dress code.