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      Virtual quizzes, online learning and more to continue post lockdown

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      Millions of Brits have enjoyed living their lives online during lockdown and plan to continue having digital social catch ups and exercise classes – because they believe it makes them more productive. A study of 2,000 adults discovered 72 per cent have used the internet more than ever while at home in recent months, with […]

      Mental health on brink of nosedive

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      The impact of Covid-19 on the economy will take its toll on mental wellbeing. Those with existing mental health conditions are predicted to experience more serious and prolonged difficulties, and those that haven’t experienced mental ill-health before are susceptible too as they deal with new pressures. As such, businesses need to be aware that all […]

      Business Travel during the COVID-19 pandemic – what you need to know

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      By Sarah Wilson, CEO of Ace Travel Management Despite COVID-19 lockdown rules easing across the UK, it’s still unclear when full-scale international travel will resume. That said, countries throughout Europe and the wider world are starting to open their borders. Many have necessary restrictions in place whilst others are more liberal depending on the level […]

      Number of Brits ‘bottling up’ mental health issues doubles vs 2019

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      A new study from Bupa UK shows that the vast majority of UK adults (82%) have experienced symptoms that may indicate poor mental health such as continuous low mood, anxiousness, low self-esteem or hopelessness while in lockdown, yet almost half (44%) haven’t told anyone. This shows a sharp rise from 2019 when just one in five (22%) felt […]

      ICCA poll highlights slow recovery and flexible working

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      Last week’s ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter meeting was attended by more than 90 delegates from destinations, venues and suppliers. It was moderated by newly appointed chairman of the BVEP, Simon Hughes. In addition to rich content from the UK regions – where each devolved nation shared local policy updates of their current situations, and […]

      Two-thirds of UK workers want to continue working from home, anxiety high about returning to offices

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      As the UK government announces further easing of lockdown and stimulus for the economy, two-thirds of UK workers (61.6%) would also prefer to work from home in some capacity, even when the pandemic is over – with that number rising to three-quarters (74.9%) for those based in London. These are among the key findings from […]

      93% of employees have faced new wellbeing challenges in 2020

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      New research commissioned by Perkbox of 13,271 employees has found that 93% have faced new wellbeing challenges in 2020. The most common being feeling less connected to the company/colleagues, increased loneliness/feelings of isolation and increased financial concerns. The study discovered the wellbeing impacts of the events of 2020. A huge 73% state that coronavirus has […]

      COVID-19 will revolutionise the daily commute, says Addison Lee

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      6 out of 10 London commuters will change the way they travel when they return to work begins, research by Addison Lee has found, with COVID-19 safety concerns changing transport demand patterns. In a survey of 1,000 commuters across the capital’s 32 boroughs, 56% of commuters who travel into London said that they plan to […]

      Should home workers expect a pay cut?

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      Employees working from home in areas commanding a lower wage than their work location should expect a pay cut if they want to continue past the Covid crisis, bosses have warned. One of the high-profile companies to jump onboard with working from home was social giant Twitter, which announced back at the start of March […]

      Home workers ‘missing vital digital tools’

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      The British public is struggling with ‘information overload’ as working from home becomes the norm, with one in three UK office workers saying they do not feel equipped with the digital tools to move to remote working. That’s according to research from OpenText, which reveals a lack of equipment is impacting UK employee productivity and […]