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Right Where You Left Me? - Analysis of the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on local economies in the UK

10 June 2022


The use of the ONS statistical data in this work does not imply the endorsement of the ONS in relation to the interpretation or analysis of the statistical data. [...] The likely impact on a local area of the increased ability to work remotely depends, then, on the difference between the number of workers who live in a neighbourhood and can work remotely, and the number of workers who work in that neighbourhood and can work remotely. [...] that the fraction of workers who worked The impact of WFH on an area depends both on the behaviour of workers living there and on the working patterns of workers who used to commute into the area Many organisations have pointed to the potential of the increase in WFH shown in Figure 10 to reduce geographical inequalities in the UK, either because workers who are WFH spend more of their money where. [...] Workers in London and the South East are the most likely to have been subject to the increase in remote working: over half of workers in Inner London (51.0 per cent), 48.3 per cent of workers in the South East, and 44.2 per cent of workers in Outer London worked away from their workplace in some form in early 2022. [...] For assessing the overall impact of WFH on the local economy, the combined estimate of the change in the amount of work done in a local authority (i.e.