The hybrid working genie is “out of the bottle” as UK average occupancy rates hover at around 30% in the first half of the year.
Average office occupancy rates in the UK in the past month remained consistently below those experienced before the pandemic, according to the latest research from Remit Consulting.
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- National average office occupancy rate reached 35.9% in the week ending 21 April.
Office occupancy rates in the UK hit the highest level seen since the end of the national lockdown in March 2021, according to the latest research from Remit Consulting.
The management consultant’s Return report reveals that, in the week ending 21 April, the national average office occupancy rate reached 35.9%. Compared to possible average, pre-pandemic office occupancy rates of 80%, the adjusted figure suggests a rate of 44.9%.
- The national weekly average of office occupancy reaches 35.3% - a new post-lockdown high
In a week without any national rail strike or industrial action taken by public sector workers, office occupancy rates in the UK improved once again, with a national average of 35.3% being recorded according to research published by Remit Consulting; the highest level yet seen since the end of the national lockdowns.
Latest data shows UK office occupancy reaching new pandemic highs.
- National weekly average of office occupancy reaches 34.3%
While the average number of staff working from their offices got off to a slow start in January, the latest research from Remit Consulting reveals a strong bounce back in the second, third and fourth weeks of the month, with the week ending Friday the 27th recording a national average of office occupancy of 34.3% - the highest figure since the start of the firm’s Return survey in May 2021.
News Release: While occupancy levels fall due to rail strikes, remote working provides many office-based businesses with resilience
With national rail strikes on three days in the week ending 16th December, office occupancy rates across the country fell by over ten percentage points compared to the previous week, according to research data from Remit Consulting.
- The number of staff working in the office reached a daily national average of 29.1% last week
- The previous week saw a record high of almost one in three office workers at their desks
Having reached the highest level seen since the start of the pandemic in the previous week (33.1%), the national average number of staff working from the office fell four percentage points to 29.1% last week, according to research from Remit Consulting.
- The number of staff working in the office reached a daily national average of 32.6% last week
- London’s West End market recorded 57% of staff at their desks on Thursday 13th October
The average number of staff working from the office reached a national daily average of 32.6%, the highest daily average recorded during the pandemic, according to research from Remit Consulting.
'Back to school' week was also 'back to the office' week as average office occupancy reaches the highest in the pandemic
- National average of staff working in the office reached 31% last week
As the school holidays came to an end in England and Wales last week, the average number of workers working from the office reached a national daily average of 31%, the highest daily average recorded since the lifting of lockdown restrictions in May 2021, according to research by Remit Consulting.
- National average daily occupancy rates hovering at around 25-30% over the past four weeks
- Covid has re-emerged to have an impact on the workplace
The number of people working in the office appears to have plateaued, having been impacted by several factors in the past four weeks, including a jump in the number of Covid cases and industrial action, according to the latest data released by Remit Consulting.