Corporations begin cautious return to UK offices after lockdown

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(Source: The Guardian)

When British holidaymakers return from the beaches and a truncated holiday season, some companies will be preparing to welcome back workers too.

After months of Zoom video calls, a number of major businesses are getting ready for a return to (relative) normality. Last week accountancy firm PwC reopened all of its UK offices, while its competitor Deloitte began to allow staff back to some sites in the capital and other regional cities, and employees of law firm Slaughter and May were once again able to opt to work from its London headquarters.

PwC is targeting the end of September for the return of more than 50% of its employees. “Bringing people together safely is important for teams, good for communities and good for the economy. There is also a mental health benefit for many,” said its chairman, Kevin Ellis. “I see value in people being back in the office.”

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