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Umbrella company contractors might be interested to hear that recent research has revealed that working from home can increase happiness.

Although the survey looked exclusively at the difference in working from home compared to the office from a permanent worker’s perspective, the results clearly show that the majority of people feel much happier when carrying out work from their own home, with 60% of the 1,000+ people surveyed agreeing.

The report, carried out by, which was published in the SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) Workers Report, revealed that contrary to popular belief that working remotely from home causes loneliness, 86% said that this was not the case for them at all.

The latest research also revealed that those who work from home experience a much better work-life balance, with as many as 1 in 4 of those questioned saying that this type of flexible working means that they are able to see more of their friends and family.

Andrew Davies, spokesperson for, commented on the recent findings, “It’s particularly interesting to see how many home workers feel they have a better work/life balance than those who are based in the office, and that they very rarely feel lonely – a common misconception, as many people presume spending so much time alone would have this effect.”

Daniele Cantello is an Contract Manager for Contractor Umbrella Ltd, one of the UK’s Most Respected Umbrella Companies. Learn more about Daniele on Google.

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