MORE than half of millennials are struggling with working from home, a poll has revealed.

They miss their work pals and dislike having to toil away in corners of their often cramped flats.

Meanwhile, richer baby boomers are more likely to enjoy not going into the office.

Four times more younger workers — aged under 34 — said they were finding it “very challenging” to do their jobs at home, compared with the over-55s.

The biggest gripe for people of all age groups was lack of space at home while more than a third said they missed their co-workers, the Ipsos Mori poll found.

'CAN'T GO ON LIKE THIS'

No10 is worried about the future costs of workers staying at home — putting city centre jobs at risk.

It is expected to launch a back to work push next week.

Pret A Manger founder Julian Metcalfe said: “We cannot go on like this. We have got to get back to work. It is absolutely appalling.”

Phones4U founder John Caudwell believes young people miss out while not in the office.

He said: “You will lose training young people, the camaraderie, the sparking of ideas.”

Cabinet Minister Grant Shapps admitted yesterday that younger Brits would be hit harder by staying home.

He told Radio 4: "If you think about somebody who is maybe at the younger end of the workforce and is literally spending their days on Zoom from a corner of their bedroom, you can see why for a lot of people's mental health it is important to be able to return to a safe workplace."

And he warned there are "limits" to home working where conversations in real life were better.


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