PM Johnson To Tell British Firms To Bring Staff Back To Workplaces


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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will tell employers in the coming week to start ordering staff back into their places of work, the Daily Mail reported on Saturday.

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According to Johnson, it is as long as it is safe to do so, in order to stem the Coronavirus hit to the economy.

“ Johnson has told top civil servants to set an example by starting to return staff members to their desks and he has also asked companies including Goldman Sachs to get more employees back after working from home.

“The prime minister would announce the change in an update on Coronavirus next week,’’ the newspaper said.

On Friday, Johnson said he thought it was time for people to start shifting away from working from home.

“I want people to go back to work as carefully as possible.

“It’s very important that people should be going back to work if they can, now.

“I think everybody’s taken the ‘stay at home if you can’ (advice).

“I think now we should say ‘go back to work if you can,” he said in a question-and-answer session with members of the public.

Britain’s economy shrank by 25 per cent over March and April as the Coronavirus pandemic escalated and the government ordered entire sectors to shut down.

On Wednesday, finance minister Rishi Sunak said the government would pay bonuses to employers who bring temporarily laid-off staff members back to work among other measures aimed at slowing an expected surge in unemployment.

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