Rise in number of 'Coffice' workers

Working from your local coffee shop might ring true for many umbrella company contractors, as new research shows a surge in the number of people choosing the 'coffice' as their go-to place to work.

According to the data compiled by MyVoucherCodes, there are now four out of five Brits regularly carrying out work from a coffee shop – this includes contractors, freelancers, business owners and permanent workers.

The findings show that 56% of those surveyed work from a coffee shop on a weekly basis, and the average time spent working there is an hour and a half.

Of course there is a slight downside to this recent trend and that is the fact that each working session costs on average around £10 due to food and drink purchases.

Chris Reilly, Managing Director at MyVoucherCodes, commented on the recent research, “This new research shows the rise of the “coffice” as a place for Brits to work and cut business deals.”

He added, “With 13 per cent of us working out of a coffee shop every day and the UK coffee shop market experiencing strong growth that is forecast to continue, the “coffice” trend is also set to maintain popularity for a while yet.”

Daniele Cantello is an Employee Liaison Officer for ContractorUmbrella Ltd, one of the UK’s Most Respected Umbrella Companies. Learn more about Daniele on Google.