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30 May 2024
  • Most recent figures for last week reveal an average national office occupancy of 31.8%
  • Bank Holidays and industrial action can have a significant impact on office occupancy

Three years on from the easing of lockdown restrictions in the UK the volume of office staff returning to the workplace each day is still significantly lower than before the pandemic, according to Remit Consulting.

02 April 2024

March 2024 recorded the strongest month for office occupancy since May 2021, with a daily average office occupancy rate of 34.1%, according to the latest report from Remit Consulting.

The previous highest monthly average of 33.8% was recorded in November (2023). Since the end of January, the UK’s weekly average occupancy rate is 33.2%.

14 March 2024
  • Average office occupancy levels reached 35.9%

UK office occupancy levels have hit the highest weekly figure since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest data released by Remit Consulting. 

06 February 2024
  • 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.

17 November 2023
  • 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.

01 November 2023
  • 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%.

19 October 2023
  • 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.

23 June 2023

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.

22 May 2023

Webinar: "The Return to the Office. Or not?"

Presented by Lorna Landells and Darren Yates, this webinar provided background to how, over the last two years, Remit Consulting has been collecting data regarding office occupancy data from across the UK and used it to analyse occupancy trends and inform the market on how office use has changed in response to remote and hybrid working during the pandemic.

Watch Lorna and Darren discuss key findings, other data sources used to monitor workplace trends and implications for the office market.