A Twitter poll of the CII and Personal Finance Society memberships has found that by mid-May, only 12% of insurance professionals and financial advisers thought they would return to the same way they worked before the global pandemic, post-Covid-19.
A total of 17% of 116 insurance professionals and financial advisers surveyed in May planned to work entirely remotely even once the government ends all restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus; and seven out of 10 expected a mix of working from home and in an office environment once the threat of Covid-19 passes.
Keith Richards, managing director of engagement for the CII, said: "I believe we will see a lot of employers embrace more flexibility around working from home in the future.
"A key conversation for senior managers at insurance and financial advice firms will be what works best to deliver the most suitable cover and financial planning for the public once government guidance to slow the spread of the coronavirus changes."
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