No place like home: The benefits and challenges of home working during the pandemic

Phoebe Arslanagić-Wakefield, Anvar Sarygulov and Ryan Shorthouse

December 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has normalised home working among UK workers. This report provides a unique and detailed examination of the home working experiment of the past two years.

The report unearths the trends in and experiences of home working during the pandemic among different socio-demographic groups of UK workers, revealing the leading non-financial benefits and challenges experienced by individuals. It concludes by recommending new policies that aim to primarily mitigate the impacts of the challenges of home working, but also widen the benefits of it, especially among vulnerable groups.

Read the report