UK treasury minister calls for return to work to help economy recover from coronavirus

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Steve Barclay

(Source: The Guardian)

Staff should start to return to offices where possible from next week to help the economy “get back to normal”, the UK’s Treasury secretary, Steve Barclay, has argued, saying businesses should liaise with employees to make them feel secure.

But with the government hoping for a widespread influx of staff to workplaces after the bank holiday weekend, the TUC said workers had to feel secure about coronavirus and that “just wagging fingers at people” would not work.

The head of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said any significant return to workplaces depended on factors such as schools and public transport operating effectively, and called for clearer communication from the government.

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