Experts call for clarity on returning staff to offices amid conflicting ministerial messages

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Matt Hancock leading coronavirus updates

(Source: People Management)

Boris Johnson has suggested employers should now ask office staff to return to work, in messaging that experts have highlighted conflicts both with current official guidance and a suggestion from health secretary Matt Hancock that the right to work from home could be more strongly enshrined in law.  

Speaking on ‘The People’s PMQs’ online on Friday (10 July), the prime minister hinted at a new strategy, saying people should “start to go to work now if [they] can”. He added: “I want to see more people feeling confident to use the shops, use the restaurants and get back into work – but only if we all follow the guidance.

The apparent change in direction was prompted by the prime minister and chancellor Rishi Sunak being “aghast” at the impact empty offices were having on town centre shops and restaurants and of home working on productivity, according to the Daily Mail

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