REVEALED: Newcastle economy would get £185 million boost if Geordies returned to doing one thing

If the people of Newcastle return to the office twice a week, it would mean good news for local business

Newcastle's local economy would be boosted by a whopping £185 million pounds if every Geordie was to return to the office for just two days every week.

The research by Frank Recruitment Group looked into the importance of professionals in keeping the local economy ticking.

As the Omicron variant grew the Government told the people of Britain to once again work from home and avoid commuting to the office.

However, now workers are being encouraged back to workspaces with the hope of kickstarting local economies.

The research shows that even with just two days in the office a week, workers will spend up to £1,284 each per year.

Data crunchers factored in the average price of a morning coffee at £2.79 and lunch at £5.89 when calculating that sum.

Zoë Morris, President at Frank Recruitment Group said: “There’s a huge range of businesses that will benefit from workers returning to the office.

“Even further beyond the 9-5 are the people working to get us into our cities, serving us post-work drinks and meals—there’s an entire support network around the desk-based workforce that we don’t often think of.

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“I think most people are looking forward to having the option to be together in person again.

“Remote work isn’t for everybody, so having a hybrid approach offers the opportunity for employees to get a better work-life balance than has ever been possible before.”

The Office for National Statistics has reported that 85% of Brits want their employer to offer hybrid options, rather than closing offices altogether.

The rising cost of energy means pricer bills when working from home, which no doubt comes into play.

Ms Morris said: "The savings we make on electricity bills at home can be spent on things that make our daily lives better.

"From a takeout coffee on the way to the office to treating ourselves at lunch, that spend has a fantastic impact on city centre economies, which have really struggled to adapt to the challenges of the last two years.”