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Getting Britain back to work

Getting Britain back to work

Over the past two months, millions of UK citizens have become involuntary participants in a homeworking revolution. Coronavirus forced the country into lockdown on 23 March, pressing ‘non-essential’ employees to maintain their duties remotely – or, indeed, to cease said duties entirely under the government’s furlough scheme. At the same time, public transport use has been discouraged by officials and shunned by the population, with 80 per cent of those who travelled in early April opting to go by road, according to a Transport Focus survey. Bus and rail services have been slashed by operators.

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