Workers will be flocking back to their offices ‘in a few short months’, predicts Boris Johnson


Workers will be flocking back to their offices ‘in a few short months’, predicts Boris Johnson, as he dismisses the idea of a permanent shift towards working from home

  • Boris Johnson has predicted workers will be in offices again within a few months
  • The PM dismissed the idea of a permanent switch to working from home
  • Work from home guidance is expected to stay in place until at least June 21

Commuters will flock back to their desks ‘in a few short months’, Boris Johnson predicted yesterday.

Speaking at a rail industry conference, the Prime Minister dismissed the idea that the lockdowns of the last year would lead to a permanent shift towards working from home.

Guidance to work from home is expected to remain in place until at least June 21 to head off the risk of a resurgence in Covid cases.

Speaking at a rail industry conference, the Prime Minister dismissed the idea that the lockdowns of the last year would lead to a permanent shift towards working from home

But the PM said he believed normal work patterns would resume once the lockdown restrictions are finally lifted.

Addressing the conference via video link, he said: ‘Believe me, the British population will be consumed once again with their desire for the genuine face to face meeting, that makes all the difference to the deal, never mind seeing our loved ones going on holiday or whatever.’

The prediction echoes comments from Goldman Sachs boss David Solomon who described working from home as an ‘aberration’.

He also said it would never become the ‘new normal’.

Addressing the conference via video link, he said: ¿Believe me, the British population will be consumed once again with their desire for the genuine face to face meeting, that makes all the difference to the deal, never mind seeing our loved ones going on holiday or whatever¿ (file image of commuters in London)

Addressing the conference via video link, he said: ‘Believe me, the British population will be consumed once again with their desire for the genuine face to face meeting, that makes all the difference to the deal, never mind seeing our loved ones going on holiday or whatever’ (file image of commuters in London)

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