Almost half of staff at UK offices had returned before new advice

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(Source: The Guardian)

The number of UK workers returning to their desks gathered pace this month with 45% of office staff heading back to work, compared with 37% in August.

The number of staff going back was rising steadily before Boris Johnson once again urged employees in England to work from home wherever possible to try to contain the second wave of coronavirus.

Before the prime minister’s intervention on 22 September, the government had been encouraging people back into their workplaces to help revive the economy.

The data on the number of staff returning to office jobs, collected by the Alphawise research unit of Morgan Stanley investment bank, was compiled on 14-17 September. In August 37% of workers had gone back, up from 34% in July.

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