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More than a quarter of Britons worked from home last week: ONS

Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London
Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Twenty-nine percent of adults in Britain worked from home last week, the highest proportion since July, as more regions ramped up health restrictions in response to a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic, a survey showed on Thursday.

The Office for National Statistics also said 7.5% of the workforce remained furloughed during the two weeks to Oct. 18, two weeks before the closure of the government's Job Retention scheme.

(Reporting by Andy Bruce; Editing by William Schomberg)