lockdown

 There is a clear preference for a hybrid of working partially at home and from the office

Almost half would consider quitting their job if forced back to the office full time

The great return to the office is on the horizon and getting closer, with all social restrictions set to end on 21st June. However, while a reunion with colleagues might be welcome, a full time return to the physical workplace is enough to actually put people off their jobs. According to new research* by flatsharing site SpareRoom, one in two (46%) 18-40 year olds will consider quitting their...

A mixture of FOMO and fear of job losses could result in a greater demand to return to an office

FOMO will drive a return to office working

Far more people will return to office working than expected because of a new work-related form of FOMO (fear of missing out) or FOBO (fear of being overlooked.)

That is according to the owner of one pan-UK training company who also fears that, in addition to this specific anxiety, remote working will also result in a jobs drain from the UK as companies recruit in countries with lower...

Covid-19 anxiety syndrome may cause people to struggle with reintegrating back into daily life

Covid-19 anxiety syndrome may stop people from returning to normal living

‘Covid-19 anxiety syndrome’ may  cause  a significant number  of people to struggle with reintegrating back into daily life  as UK society returns to normal after the pandemic, says new research by London South Bank University (LSBU), in partnership with Kingston University. 

The research findings show that one in five of the 286 UK-based survey participants scored highly on the...

The best alternative destinations to the top staycation hotspots in the UK.

THESE are some amazing alternative staycation destinations in the UK

With lockdown restrictions easing but international travel still uncertain, staycations are becoming an extremely popular option for UK holiday-goers this year.

If you’re keen to avoid the crowds and the staycation hotspots on your next trip, new research1 by holidaycottages.co.uk reveals the best alternative destinations to the top staycation hotspots in the UK.

The...

One in five Brits took up sewing or embroidery during lockdown

New survey reveals sewing is the nation’s favourite lockdown hobby

One in five Brits (21%) took up sewing or embroidery during lockdown, making it the nation’s favourite lockdown hobby.

According to the survey of 2,000 people conducted by Brother Sewing, more men aged 25-34 took up sewing than women in the same age group (23% compared to 21%).

One in three women aged 35 or over started sewing and/or embroidery during lockdown. While women...

Driver stress on the increase following a year of lockdown

New research from Brake, the road safety charity, and the insurer Direct Line, has revealed that stress and anger behind the wheel has increased since the first national lockdown, in March 2020, and that drivers themselves admit that these negative moods are having a detrimental effect on their driving behaviour.

The findings, published in the partnership’s new ‘Driving behaviour’...

BNPL approach could help rejuvenate a pandemic-weary tourism sector

Could BNPL travel help boost a weary tourism sector this summer?

Research by Butter , the UK’s only Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) travel agency, suggests the BNPL approach could help rejuvenate a pandemic-weary tourism sector, allowing holidaymakers to overcome the financial uncertainty caused by Covid by spreading the cost of their holiday via more manageable monthly instalments.

Irritated by the lack of flexible payment options whilst planning a...

Health tips from Laura Hamilton

Laura Hamilton from A Place in the Sun shares lockdown health tips

A Place in the Sun presenter, Laura Hamilton, has shared her health tips during lockdown. From discovering delicious recipes to online workouts with her 125,000 Instagram followers, the star has been keeping busy at home and is excited about the new series of A Place in The Sun, which starts on 26th April on Channel 4.

Online workouts - “I’m a big advocate of body confidence and...

Women reported being shamed for being too natural

Women 'risk' grey hair to feel authentic

Many women "risk" allowing natural grey hair to show in order to feel authentic, a new study shows .

Researchers from the University of Exeter surveyed women who chose not to dye their grey hair, and found a "conflict" between looking natural and being seen as competent.

Participants in the study – mostly from English-speaking countries – belonged to online groups whose...

Travel insurance is still important even if you are holidaying in the UK

UK staycations: have you got the right Covid travel cover?

After Boris Johnson reiterated this week that international travel is still banned, there is some confusion on when, and if, UK travellers will get abroad this year.

It is clear, however, that the Government roadmap for England offers the possibility for a staycation from 12 April, even though the decision on foreign travel has been delayed until 17 May.

With campsites,...

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