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Reduction in hours worked ‘reflects reduced capacity’


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Christopher Snowdon quoted by The Daily Telegraph

Christopher Snowdon quoted in The Daily Telegraph

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA), responded to an ONS report showing that British workers are averaging a three-day week amid rise of working from home.

Quoted by The Daily Telegraph, Chris said: “From what I can gather, the reduction in hours worked reflects reduced capacity even among the businesses that stayed open during lockdown.

Christopher added: “We should expect this to continue for a long time as businesses try to cope with social distancing measures, lower footfall and a fearful population.”

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