From our Swindon Correspondent:
From City AM
The current messy hybrid working compromise risks creating a generational divide. Many older workers will continue to stay at home while younger workers, keen to escape their flat-share or their parents’ kitchen, will come back into the office.
People keep on making this mistake about remote work, because they’re comparing the current lockdown-ish world with the pre-Covid world. Working from home is a bit of a downer because there isn’t a lot to do, but the post-Covid world will see cafes and bars back to normal.
Without all that standing on the tube, you get a couple of hours of your life back. That means you’re in the pub at 17:32 with your actual mates rather than people you are polite to at work. Or doing a tango lesson, playing squash, going to a movie. There’s going to be new opportunities from all of this from time and wealth spent on railways being available for other things.
And if you’re really smart, you won’t be in a shared flat, because you’ll have moved to a cheaper place.