- National occupancy rates rebounded to over one-third capacity mid-January before weather disruptions caused a notable decline, particularly in London's West End.
After the expected New Year lull, UK office occupancy rates climbed to over one-third capacity by the second and third weeks of January, according to the latest data from Remit Consulting. Despite this promising rise, the final week witnessed a dip to 29.8%, attributed to the stormy weather and its impact on transportation.
- Remit Consulting’s study reveals UK office workers value flexibility and face-to-face interaction.
- Post-pandemic trends indicate a shift towards part-time office presence as the new norm.
A recent study conducted by Remit Consulting highlights a growing demand for flexibility from office workers, with nearly 60% of respondents indicating that they would consider leaving their jobs if required to return to full-time office work.
- Nationally, office occupancy levels were down 2.3 percentage points on the previous week
Average office occupancy levels settled at 31.7% last week, showing a dip of 2.3 percentage points from the previous week's 34.0%, according to research from Remit Consulting. Nationally, over the eight weeks since the end of the summer school holidays in England, the data reveals an average of 32.4%.
News Release: UK office occupancy hit the third-highest weekly figure since the start of the pandemic.
- Office occupancy levels up 3.6% on the previous week
Average office occupancy levels reached 34.7% last week, the third-highest weekly figure recorded since the start of the pandemic, with an increase of 3.6 percentage points from the previous week, according to research from Remit Consulting.
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.