(Reuters) – International accounting and consulting agency Deloitte will shut 4 of its 50 British workplaces within the coming months as the corporate opinions its actual property portfolio amid the coronavirus pandemic, however no jobs shall be misplaced as a result of closures.
COVID-19 has modified working life for hundreds of thousands of individuals around the globe, lots of whom have switched from workplaces to working from house – decreasing demand for workplace area and prompting corporations to choose out of lease renewals.
Deloitte stated it will shut its workplaces in Gatwick, Liverpool, Nottingham and Southampton, the place about 500 individuals work.
“COVID-19 has fast-tracked our future of labor programme, main us to evaluation our actual property portfolio and the way we use our workplaces throughout the UK, together with London”, Stephen Griggs, Deloitte’s UK managing associate, stated in an emailed assertion.
He stated all employees primarily based on the 4 places slated for closure will proceed to be employed by Deloitte, including that “any proposed change is to our ‘bricks and mortar’, not our presence in these areas”.
The Monetary Occasions newspaper, which first reported the closures, stated the affected staff could be moved to different places or supplied full-time distant working.
The corporate didn’t present additional particulars.
In April, Deloitte stated it will be reducing pay for companions at its British companies by 20% to guard jobs in the course of the coronavirus disaster.
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