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Tina Chander, Partner and Head of the Employment team at law firm Wright Hassall with advice on how to deal with an expected surge in flexible working requests Following an extended period of widespread remote working, there is still an ...

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Two thirds of employers considering pay cuts for staff who choose to work from home

More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of British businesses are contemplating pay cuts for staff who opt to work from home, suggests a new survey by HR software provider CIPHR. This is despite the fact that over half (53 per ...

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WeWork and Cushman & Wakefield in strategic partnership deal

Flexible space provider, WeWork, and real estate services firm, Cushman & Wakefield, have entered into an exclusive strategic partnership to deliver an innovative flexible space operating platform for landlords and businesses. The partnership is intended to provide clients with “best-in-class ...

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NHSPS expands Open Space scheme

NHS Open Space, a service launched by NHS Property Services (NHSPS) in 2019, has announced that it will be expanding its property portfolio of clinical and non-clinical spaces for rent. The scheme will now offer 950 spaces across 150 sites ...

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Workers do want to return to the office, but in a flexible way

Demand for office working remains strong among both employers and workers but on a flexible basis, suggests new research from Office Space in Town (OSiT). While two-times the number of people are now working from their office than in May ...

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Wates Group adopts company-wide flexible working

The company, which employs nearly 4,000 people across the UK, is calling on its colleagues across the business to experiment with different working patterns to boost productivity and improve their working life. The decision makes Wates one of the first ...

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Organisations urged to deliver a healthier hybrid workplace

Britain’s homeworkers may have been shielded from some of the frontline impacts of the virus, but the impact upon their health and wellbeing has still been high, claims a new report Healthy Hybrid: a Blueprint for Business, published by the Royal ...

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NHS Open Space expands flexible working spaces across the UK

Businesses looking for alternative and flexible ways to deliver services in response to COVID-19 can now use NHS pay-as-you-go spaces across England. NHS Open Space, a service launched by NHS Property Services (NHSPS), has expanded its portfolio to over 700 ...

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Signs of post-Covid demand for smaller localised office space

There’s been a 19 per cent increase in demand for smaller flexible workspaces, driven by distributed working and employee demand to work closer to home, according to figures from IWG, operator of Regus. From its current 320 centres in the ...

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Hybrid and ‘hub and spoke’ offices to overtake remote working next year

Once employees are no longer at significant risk of contracting Covid-19 in the UK, businesses will start to roll-out a combination of remote and on-site work, which may see employees come to the office for only a few days a ...

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