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Firms in no rush for office return

Firms in no rush for office return

Fewer than one in six workers has returned to the office, with a number of Britain's biggest employers saying they will continue to allow staff to work from home for months to come. Only 800 of Goldman Sachs’ 6,000 London staff have returned, while fewer than 2,000 of the 12,000 at JPMorgan are back.

RBS, which has about 50,000 of its 65,000 staff working from home, will see the vast majority of its staff continue to work remotely until at least September, with Lloyds Bank planning to keep roughly 50,000 of its 63,000 workers at home until September at the earliest. With analysis suggesting firms are in no rush to have staff on site again, Edwin Morgan at the Institute of Directors said: "Certainly there's a lot of caution among business leaders, they will have to consult with staff, and many have found remote working works quite well."

Read more: The Guardian


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