70% of workers say UK will suffer long-term damage without imminent return to work

Our research for Montfort Communications has revealed that the UK workforce is deeply concerned about the lasting economic impacts of the lockdown.

It suggests that UK workers support a quick return to work or fear they will experience significant personal impacts. Only 6% of those polled believed that the UK economy would not be harmed by continued lockdown.

Almost half of those not in their usual workplace (45%) support an immediate return to work, versus 28% who oppose it. If social distancing measures are implemented, support for an immediate return increased across a range of workplaces including garden centres (64%), factories (62%) and offices (57%).

When asked about the effects of an extended lockdown to personal income 81% of those who feared a pay cut said that said it could happen by mid-July.

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