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Workspace expects rise in office occupancy as virus curbs ease

FILE PHOTO: People enter an office building owned by Workspace in London

(Reuters) - British office-space provider Workspace Group Plc said on Thursday it expected strong signs of businesses in London returning to work with easing of pandemic-related restrictions, even as some near-term uncertainties would remain.

The London-focused firm that counts small-medium enterprises and entrepreneurs as its predominant clients said it collected 95% rent due for the quarter ended June 30, while average enquiries per month jumped compared with the pandemic-hit period a year ago.

(Reporting by Aby Jose Koilparambil in Bengaluru; Editing by Rashmi Aich)