Carlisle businesses are set to benefit financially after Covid-19 restrictions have been eased even further, according to recent calculations.
As more workers return to the office as the government moves back to Plan A there is expected to be a boost to the local economy due to more people going into the city centre.
Frank Recruitment Group estimates workers in Carlisle will spend up to £1625.28 each, even without going back to the previous Monday-Friday routine. That’s based on the average price of a morning coffee at £2.43, with lunch also coming in at £6.00, just twice per week.
Leader of Carlisle City Council, John Mallinson said: “The coronavirus pandemic has impacted on businesses as well our local communities.
“Easing of restrictions will encourage more people to return to working from their business, visit the city centre and provide a welcome boost to the local economy.”
Despite the lifting of restrictions, the success of remote work during the pandemic is likely to mean that the return to offices won’t be on a full-time basis.