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Over a quarter of businesses looking to reduce office space
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One in four businesses in Scotland are planning on getting rid of office space as long-term home working becomes the new normal. The business community in Scotland continues to be unsettled with more than a quarter of firms saying they...
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New calculator shows savings and environmental benefits of long-term flexible working
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A new green calculator from O2 could help companies assess the savings that flexible working could bring, in terms of money and emissions. When utilised correctly, not only could flexible working result in benefits for employees, it could also see...
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Remote working during Covid-19 has increased employee mental distress
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Blurred lines between home and work since people started working remotely during the pandemic could be leading to a mental health crisis. While working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic has been a requirement and has also been seen largely...
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Flexible office space demand likely to rise post-Covid
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The drive for more agile working practices that has been accelerated by Covid-19 is likely to see the demand for flexible office space to rise. While many workers are happy to continue working from home, with a recent study finding...
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Companies face £10,000 fine for not enforcing employee self-isolation
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New Covid-19 rules could see companies fined for failing to keep employees out of the workplace when they should be self-isolating. Employers who fail to ensure staff who should be self-isolating are not coming into work could now face fines...
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Remote working resulting in London office closures
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The increase in remote working as a result of the coronavirus is seeing many businesses closing or reducing the size of the London office space. Companies operating in London are closing their offices ay a rate faster than was seen...
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Most workplaces are not following Covid-19 safety guidance
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Just 46% of workplaces have implemented coronavirus safety measures to protect staff returning to work. Less than half of workplaces in the UK are following Covid-19 safety guidelines, according to a new survey. The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has revealed...
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