Post-lockdown work boost for tradespeople

Nearly half of UK tradespeople (46%) say their workload has increased since lockdown loosened in June 2020, our research for Direct Line finds.

Our survey of 500 UK tradespeople found that those reporting an uptake in business have seen their workloads soar by an average of 29%. This has fuelled optimism with nearly six in ten (55%) saying they feel positive about their business and trade prospects and more than a quarter feel neutral (28%).

Builders have been by far the busiest tradespeople since lockdown loosened, with nearly half (49%) reporting an upsurge in work. They were followed by plumbers (16%), electricians (13%) and carpenters (10%).

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