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COVID-19 Cases Are Dropping, but Many UK Employees Still Opt to Work From Home

With pandemic restrictions in the UK largely gone, offices are getting busier. Yet vast numbers of desks still remain empty. Even with COVID-19 case numbers flat or falling in the UK, U.S. and much of Europe, many employees are still …

FERMA Launches Risk Management Tool for Remote Working

The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) has launched a simplified guide to risk mapping for remote working. The tool consists of a simple questionnaire that organizations of any size can use. Using a template of risks and opportunities …

Climate Risk Is Top London Market Challenge, IUA Survey Shows

The top challenge currently facing London market insurance companies is climate risk, a new survey by the International Underwriting Association (IUA) has revealed. In a survey of its members, the organization recorded 27% of respondents mentioning climate change and wider …

People Should Get Back to Office, Learn to Live With Coronavirus: UK Business Minister

People should get back to the office to benefit from in-person collaboration because the world must learn to live with the coronavirus after a pandemic that has wiped trillions of dollars off global output, Britain’s business minister said on Friday. …

Working From Home Could Hurt Women’s Careers: Bank of England’s Mann

Women who work mostly from home risk seeing their careers suffer now that significant numbers of workers are returning to the office after the COVID-19 pandemic, Bank of England policymaker Catherine Mann said on [Nov. 11]. Mann, a member of …

Workers in London’s Financial Services Industry Are Returning to Their Desks in Droves

On the lower floors of HSBC Holdings Plc’s Canary Wharf headquarters, the desks are filling up. Traders, salespeople and close support staff not currently in the office have been told they are expected to be at their workstations on the …

London Is Struggling to Lure Back Workers, Says CEO of Legal & General

The head of one of the UK’s largest insurers and investors warned that the City of London is struggling far more than the country’s other office districts in luring workers back to their desks. Since lockdown restrictions were eased, other …

London Staff Want Big Pay Raises Before Returning to Their Desks Full-Time: Survey

London office workers want an average pay rise equivalent to the cost of some annual railway season tickets to return to their desks full-time after the pandemic, according to a survey. With COVID-19 restrictions leaving many offices empty, white-collar staff …

Remote Working Causes Cyber Attacks to Skyrocket, Says Financial Stability Board

Financial firms may need to bolster their defenses in the face of rocketing cyber attacks after employees began working from home, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) said on Tuesday. The FSB, which coordinates financial rules for the G20 group of …

Employers, Employees Navigate Back to Office, Work from Home Plans

Last year, companies around the U.S. scrambled to figure out how to shut down their offices and set up their employees for remote work as the COVID-19 virus suddenly bore down on the world. Now, in a mirror image, they …