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Barratt Homes: 12% of people intend to move further away from work

Jake Carter

November 10, 2020

Over one in 10, 12%, of respondents intend to move further away from their place of work, according to research collected by Barratt Homes and GoodMore Global Ltd.

Moreover, the research shows that 33% of individuals expect that they will be working from home more in the future.

The firms believe that the pandemic has had less of an impact of attitudes around homes and work nationwide than it is commonly perceived.

The data also outlines that 19% of individuals would like to move closer to family.

Looking to the future, of the respondents, 17% said they are intending to move property in the next two years, with 36% of those citing they would like to live closer to family, and 27% outlining a desire to move further from their workplace.

Ed McCoy, sales director for Barratt West London, said: “It is very easy to look at the news and see a huge attitudinal shift in where we want to live and work. COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on our lives, but the research shows it is not dramatically changing behaviours and attitudes around where we live.

“There are a group of people that may have already been on the tipping point, with COVID-19 shifting attitudes, but for the most part there is not a tidal move away from cities, nor the start of off-grid living.”


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