(Source: Financial Times)
Businesses are urging the UK government to clarify its guidance on when office workers can return, given growing fears that the absence of white-collar employees, particularly in city centres, is holding back the recovery.
Government guidelines that people who can work from home should continue to do so have not changed during the easing of the coronavirus lockdown over recent weeks. Carolyn Fairbairn, director-general of the CBI business group, said that businesses now wanted greater clarity over when workers could come back to offices.
“There is some concern around our office-based members about when offices might be encouraged to go back to work,” she said. “Although we know that offices can work from home, we are increasingly hearing from firms who are saying that they have people who want to go back.”
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