City of London abandons plans for widespread return to office


A raft of City companies have halted plans to bring staff back into the office. Thousands of staff at firms such as JPMorgan and PwC who had been brought back will now revert to working from home after Boris Johnson reversed guidance on returning to offices. The FT’s Lombard says the City of London risks being permanently damaged by the atomisation that comes with coronavirus restrictions. The Times cites Catherine McGuinness, policy chairwoman of the City of London Corporation, who comments: “We are disappointed at the blanket call for office workers to return to working from home where possible. Firms have taken huge steps to make sure that their offices are Covid-secure. It’s clear that this virus isn’t going to go away quickly so we need to find a way of living with it that doesn’t cripple our economy.”


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