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More than half of commuters would change job to reduce costs

New research revealing the significance of the increasing cost of commuting has been published by Europcar UK.

Gary Smith, managing director, Europcar UK Group

Gary Smith, managing director, Europcar UK Group

The research shows more than half (54%) of respondents said they’d change their job to reduce the cost of their daily commute.”

“There are numerous reasons someone may look to change jobs, from salary and promotion opportunities, to taking a new career path, seeking a new challenge or even difficulties with colleagues or bosses,” said Gary Smith, managing director, Europcar UK Group.

“We were therefore surprised to see that more than half of workers would go through all the stress, uncertainty and upheaval of applications, interviews and being the office newbie, simply to reduce the cost of commuting.  This clearly demonstrates the significant impact travel costs can have.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.