A total of 27 per cent of UK citizens plan to work remotely from Europe this year, according to a survey by Virgin Media O2 Business phone network.
Of those numbers, a total of 76 percent were considering adding remote working days to annual leave in order to save as much time as possible, TheSchengen.com reports.
The survey showed that the following countries are the top preferred destinations for remote work:
Spain France Italy Portugal Germany
About half of the survey respondents out of a total of 49 percent said their surroundings had a significant impact on their productivity, and they were trying to take advantage of the flexible opportunities available.
At the same time, a total of 37 per cent of respondents who plan to work remotely from countries outside Britain think it will make them more productive.
In addition, 58 percent of people interested in working remotely in European countries want a better work-life balance while 44 percent are looking for a change of scenery.
The survey showed that a total of 33 percent were interested in a mixed vacation in order to split their annual leave with their partners to cover school vacations as well as childcare, employee benefits also reported.
In order to contain the further spread of the coronavirus and its new strains, governments across European countries have imposed entry bans and other restrictions, causing many difficulties for travelers.
In this regard, the General Manager of Business and Wholesale Sector at Virgin Media O2, Joe Bertram, confirmed that with the easing of restrictions imposed due to the Corona virus and the network’s announcement that it will not re-impose roaming fees for the continent, it may be this year. The year when working from anywhere becomes a reality.
“Whether it’s a lone merchant updating their social feed from the beach or employees at global companies getting back on business trips, the right mobile phone tariff means they can stay connected and roam as if at home from Portugal to Latvia, and from Iceland to Greece,” Bertram noted. In this regard.
Additionally, she emphasized, “For us, this is an important part of giving businesses of all sizes the option to stay connected, with flexibility and peace of mind; whatever they choose to operate.”
The spread of the Corona virus and its new strains has led to a large number of people ending their duties to work from home. And the Guardian newspaper announced, earlier, that the number of citizens who worked from home in 2020 increased by 9.4 percentage points from the previous year to a total of 35.9 percent of the workforce, representing more than 11 million employees.
At the same time, a previous YouGov report confirmed that citizens and companies believe that workers will never return to their offices at the same rate they did before the spread of the Corona virus. The same revealed that a large number of them believed that this would harm young employees.
According to YouGov, a total of 50 per cent of British workers were working remotely from their homes, which is a 37 per cent increase over pre-pandemic figures.