Our latest How we Live report provides insights into people’s working habits, multigenerational living expectations, home possessions, attitudes toward green transport and staycation holiday plans.
- UK residents spent £6.6 billion on household items they no longer use 1 during the pandemic.
- 88% of UK adults spent money on ‘treat’ purchases for themselves and their homes, costing £1,205 on average.
- A third of UK adults with older relatives would consider sharing a home with them.
- But more than half of UK adults would have concerns about living in a multi-generational home.
- The number of workers planning career changes as a result of Covid-19 increased from 53% in July 2020 to 65% in October 2021.
- Two-thirds of workers believe the pandemic has helped companies to become more flexible.
Greener transport plans, fewer vehicles
- Two-thirds (64%) of UK adults say they are making a conscious effort to use more environmentally friendly forms of transport, such as walking, cycling and electric vehicles.
- Almost a third (29%) of UK adults say they have reduced the number of cars for their home since the start of the pandemic.
- 43% of UK adults are planning a holiday before the end of 2021.
- More than a third of UK adults have already booked breaks for 2022.