Will have a load of consequences. Will it:
1. see the end of the conventional rail season ticket - surely there will be huge pressure on the railways to come up with something different (if they havent already - i cant be arsed to check but i dont think they have)
2. see the end of Pret and similar - presumably if the cities are less populated
3. see a decline in absence from work for sickness - both from fewer incidents of close personal contact to the fact that everyone knows that loads of sick days are just - can't be arsed to come in days
4. see the end of the business lunch, work drinks and the shutting down of hundreds of bars / restaurants in CBDs
5. see the end of CBD based gyms. Your £60 a month or whatver you pay is going to look even worse value when there are only 2 days a week when you could go if you wanted to.
6. see a change in what you can claim for as a work expense. At the moment we are funding the lighting, power, internet, coffee / tea, toilet roll consumed in work time when wfh. Will there be a change in what could be considered tax deductable if related to work?
7. see people wanting to be in the office on fridays as everyone knows fridays are a skive day so being present on a short day is easier - but also - in big places, will anyone know if you actually dont turn up for weeks on end as long as you are billing like a duck?
8. make the office christmas party even more awkward to the extent that it isnt banished forever - as you will hardly know anyone
9. banish the suit / tie once and for all.
Or will we all just drift back into normal?
Whaddya think? Me, i have no idea. but probably / possibly to most of the above.