27% Of UK Citizens Plan to Work Remotely From Europe In 2022

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According to a Virgin Media O2 Business survey, 27% of the people in UK plan to work remotely from Europe this year.

According to SchengenVisaInfo.com, 76 percent of those surveyed were considering adding remote working days to yearly leave in order to get as much time away as possible.

The most popular remote working destinations:

  • Spain
  • France
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Germany

A total of 49% of those who took part in the poll claimed their surroundings had a significant impact on their productivity and that they were seeking to take advantage of any flexible alternatives.

At the same time, 37% of those planning to work remotely from nations other than the United Kingdom feel it will increase their productivity.

Furthermore, 58 percent of people interested in working remotely in European countries seek to improve their work-life balance, while 44 percent want a change of scenery.

According to Employee Benefits, a total of 33% of respondents were interested in taking a hybrid vacation to share their yearly leave with their partner to cover school holidays and childcare.

With the easing of restrictions imposed due to the Coronavirus, this year could be the year that working from anywhere becomes a reality, according to Jo Bertram, managing director of business and wholesale at Virgin Media O2.

“Whether it’s a sole trader updating their social feeds from the beach or employees at global corporates getting back to business trips, the right mobile tariff means they can stay connected and roam like at home from Portugal across to Latvia, and from Iceland down to Greece. For us, it’s an important part of offering businesses of all sizes the choice to stay connected, with flexibility and peace of mind; however they choose to work.”

Jo Bertram, Managing Director of Business and Wholesale, Virgin Media O2

According to a recent YouGov report, citizens and companies believe that workers will never return to work at the same rate as before the Coronavirus pandemic. A big proportion of them believe that this would disadvantage young employees, according to the same.

According to YouGov, 50% of British workers worked remotely from their homes, a 37 percent increase over pre-pandemic levels.

There are many countries that now provide digital nomad visas to people who wish to work from a different location.

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