People may quit if forced to work from home, Rishi Sunak warns
26/03/2021 | news | business | 2,932
The chancellor urges firms not to scrap offices altogether, warning employees may leave if they do.
Get back to the office threat vibes from Rishi. Probably coincidence that his family have interests in commercial property I'm sure......... Removed
Probably a coincidence he’s the chancellor of the exchequer and city retail generates a lot of money to public services? Nope. Internet trolls always find the silly angle Removed
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26/03/2021 11:20:07 82 5
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A lot of the tories are landlords, you decrease the stress on the inner city property market you decrease prices and these tories will lose money. simples
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26/03/2021 11:33:25 47 2
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love your reply. Rishi has it the wrong way round people are likely to leave if they can't homework at all in certain jobs.
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26/03/2021 12:02:17 7 0
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Or it may have something to do with the £100bn sitting in companies accounts that he can#t touch, which this article strangely overlooks..
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26/03/2021 12:29:39 0 4
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Groan, change the record.
26/03/2021 12:45:03 2 0
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bs headlines its serving commercial interests.....people save alot o money working from home
26/03/2021 13:53:29 0 0
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Commercial property will be fine - people who do not have a home office will realise they need demarcation between home and office and go to WeWork or Regus type outfits where they can rent an desk for a day.

Two days in the office three days out retains the benefits of the office and saves money for everyone
Get back to the office threat vibes from Rishi. Probably coincidence that his family have interests in commercial property I'm sure......... Removed
Probably a coincidence he’s the chancellor of the exchequer and city retail generates a lot of money to public services? Nope. Internet trolls always find the silly angle Removed
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26/03/2021 11:18:27 46 4
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Lol. Is that you Rishi?
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26/03/2021 11:21:00 57 3
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Your definition of "internet troll" seems to be anyone who disagrees with you and/or Rishi Sunak. I'm not sure the OED would agree.
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26/03/2021 11:21:57 31 5
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No offence but unless your parents are multi billionaires he's probably not going to marry you or even riff with you (cringe)
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26/03/2021 11:26:36 38 2
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Not that the gov has any form on cronyism and vested interests at all?
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26/03/2021 11:41:39 14 0
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City retail? Like interest payments to banks for the huge loans and the money mens large salaries/
Trolls? Ah the next go-to abuse. Check what trolls do. it's not the same as suggesting your mates will lose out
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26/03/2021 11:52:16 2 2
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Coincidences are not a thing.
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26/03/2021 12:20:03 0 0
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Yes you do .
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26/03/2021 12:23:08 0 0
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I'm not hearing a "no".
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26/03/2021 12:46:32 0 0
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Retail generates a lot of tax. That's because of VAT and is independent of where it operates from.
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26/03/2021 11:06:21 123 9
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I can only think he is nervous that people won’t work and the economy will stutter if people are not in the office. Most people I know do not want to go back to 40 hours in the office every week, times have changed. He should know better than this.
He does know better than this, but he has vested interests - IE an office property portfolio. Removed
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26/03/2021 12:30:25 2 2
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he just needs to give himself some tax breaks then and leave the rest of us alone
26/03/2021 16:00:02 0 0
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And your vested interest is to complain about everything that he might suggest, goo or bad.
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26/03/2021 11:03:54 1975 217
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Utter twaddle. Homeworking is here to stay.

And if that means Russian oligarch property developers make less money from inner-city offices, so be it.
And to hell with working class bus drivers and family delis and pubs after work? Yup, another internet troll with unique “angle” on what’s good for mankind.

Stop this lump of rock. I need to get off
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26/03/2021 11:15:00 42 4
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I think most people live near a pub
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26/03/2021 11:17:53 24 2
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Don't let us stop you. Plenty of opportunities.
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26/03/2021 11:18:23 74 24
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Grow up. Delis and Pubs will thrive as they don't depend entirely on city centre office workers. And still plenty of buses driving around here during lockdown. You're decidedly in the minority here.
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26/03/2021 11:19:19 121 14
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Those who work from home will have more disposable income to spend on trips or takeaways so would that not actually reshape the economy away from the billions of sandwich shops out there and more towards higher end products etc

also it's not as if home workers will be locked in their own homes forever. I imagine most would opt for a mix, i know I would
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26/03/2021 11:19:43 119 8
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Why don't you ask "working class bus drivers" how much they love the rush-hour, how they delight in being late because of traffic congestion and then getting disciplined by office-bound fools in management who don't understand why a bus cannot just fly over the jams? Try driving a bus for a living before you claim to speak for them.
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26/03/2021 11:20:20 23 4
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Off you toddle, then.
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26/03/2021 11:21:17 65 8
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Stop using the internet, you're killing the libraries.
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26/03/2021 11:23:28 6 4
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How ironic that you label others as "trolls".
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26/03/2021 11:29:59 46 5
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People working at home after the pandemic very likely to use businesses in their neighbourhoods at lunch and in early evenings. Bonus: more community spirit.
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26/03/2021 11:30:14 60 2
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Now what would I miss by homeworking? oh yes, the 2 hour journey to work, with cancelled trains and buses that don't turn up, only to repeat same on the 2 hour journey home. Homeworking - bring it on.
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26/03/2021 11:30:42 7 1
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Bye.
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26/03/2021 11:31:56 6 0
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What? If you’re Going to reply as least say something that has some relevance to what you’re replying to!
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26/03/2021 11:32:27 5 0
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you sound like a dinosaur.
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26/03/2021 11:33:55 32 4
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Dig into your own pocket and shell out tens of thousands of pounds per annum and join the daily grind and rip off of Britain's clapped-out travel network and rip off tin-pot dried sandwich bars and/or purveyors of weak "coffee" all sold at a kings ransom.

Yes, that's it! *YOU* go into work and do all that and make Rishi and his mates very happy and far more wealthy peeps than you.

You first!
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26/03/2021 11:35:06 33 3
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Few people commute to offices so they can support bus drivers and delis. They endure that torture for rather more selfish reasons - to earn a wage.

You may not know this.
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26/03/2021 11:26:50 18 1
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It is entirely down to individual employers and employees as to where they work. They will be deciding in their own interests, not in the interests of delis and pubs. They will have to adapt.

I say this as a lockdown sceptic who always believed that the daily commute was also an affront to quality of life.
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Dan
26/03/2021 11:37:22 20 0
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So... You'd prefer an awful lot of people to lose several hours of their day to travelling, in order to protect working class bus drivers and family delis and pubs in cities or near office parks? It's noble that you're fighting for those sectors, but I'm sure there are a lot of people who would disagree with you.

Delis and pubs near home will boom. Local buses will see an increase in passengers.
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26/03/2021 11:43:57 4 0
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If a business relies on encouraging/pressuring/bullying people to behave in ways that they don't want to then it's a bad business model. But if a business can exploit how people want to behave anyway then that's a good one which "deserves" to thrive. These are the "rules" and harsh realities of capitalist free market; you seem to advocate "stacking the deck", prioritising businesses over people.
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Utter twaddle. Homeworking is here to stay.

And if that means Russian oligarch property developers make less money from inner-city offices, so be it.
Do you even work sir? The times of your posts would indicate not. Removed
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26/03/2021 11:21:49 8 6
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Have you heard that many people work on computers nowadays?
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26/03/2021 11:24:14 24 4
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You, sir, are making the frequent, but erroneous, assumption that those who work do so only between 9am and 5pm and Monday to friday. That assumption, sir, is piffle.
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26/03/2021 11:24:29 5 4
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I have a fantastic well-paid job. But thank you for your concern.
PompousBritain
"Utter twaddle. Homeworking is here to stay."

Posted at 11:03 - so not working that hard then.
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26/03/2021 11:24:29 5 4
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I have a fantastic well-paid job. But thank you for your concern.
It looks like your job is pressing F5 all day. Removed
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26/03/2021 11:49:37 2 0
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Stop stalking me. You weirdo.
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26/03/2021 11:34:47 7 1
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how can I have an affair if I have to work from home?
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26/03/2021 11:25:26 107 6
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In the age of computers and global communication any company that requires me to travel and sit in an "office" to prove I am working will rapidly find my resignation being tendered. Work is about delivering results not occupying office space for 8 hours per day
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26/03/2021 12:33:31 5 0
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you're living in the past...companies like some wfh - people are happier & more productive and savings on office space. Hard to argue against; it's just common sense - do you own commercial property? is that your issue?
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26/03/2021 11:28:08 11 1
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Posting on BBC websites is not work.
I’m on holiday today ?? Removed
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26/03/2021 11:28:02 50 92
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you just like watching this morning and loose women really.....come on admit it....
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Working from home is good for men as it stops women from seducing bosses for promotion Removed
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WE could use the empty office buildings to successfully house hundreds of thousands more immigrants.

Said the Labour party looking for future votes.
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26/03/2021 12:30:22 4 2
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I wish I could do my office job from home, but it would be impossible. There are levels of computing that you just cannot do at home.
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26/03/2021 12:04:30 1 0
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Who, *Who* the hells bells is "Prince Albert II"?
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26/03/2021 11:09:40 648 26
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Commercial property prices may drop and millionaire investors may suffer if people work from home, Rishi Sunak cries.

There. Fixed it. Have a great day.
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Tory landlords have hit the panic buttons I translated from that.

What's up Rish? Have you realised your donors can't see their investments watered down if offices are shut?

Tories OUT NOW
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26/03/2021 12:28:35 1 1
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Resorting to name-calling suggests maybe your people-skills need some attention.
26/03/2021 13:18:06 5 6
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If both you and your boss think you can do your job from home it's time to worry.

Gupta from Bangalore can do your job from Bangalore and he will happily do it for 8 grand a year.
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26/03/2021 13:35:19 11 1
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I've discovered that my weekly migraines have completely disappeared now that I don't commute and I would be dreading their return if forced to work completely in an office again. However, blended working has to be the future, surely?
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26/03/2021 14:44:05 0 0
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I'm guessing that working from home isn't an option for you.
26/03/2021 13:18:06 5 6
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If both you and your boss think you can do your job from home it's time to worry.

Gupta from Bangalore can do your job from Bangalore and he will happily do it for 8 grand a year.
26/03/2021 14:02:03 4 7
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Lots of work from home supporters on here during the working day.
Do they realise that surfing a BBC HYS is not work.
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alex
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"Next there will be tax on working from home"

Actually there is a Tax ALLOWANCE for working from home. In addition, a good employer will make a small payment into your pay for working at home.

See, your bigotry is in full view...
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Democracy and freedom of speech under threat.

eg more protesters from foreign cultures that have no place in a democracy.

For a cartoon.

UK has made grave mistake over decades enabling dysfunctional religious beliefs systems to embed themselves into communities
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You do know that this comment even though this country believes in freedom of speech will be removed . But I will defend your right to say it Removed
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Nowhere Man
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"Guess what. Some people may quit if forced to go to the office."

Good luck finding alternative work in a smaller economy...
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Cartoonists not complaining about working from home...or school. Removed
Democracy and freedom of speech under threat.

eg more protesters from foreign cultures that have no place in a democracy.

For a cartoon.

UK has made grave mistake over decades enabling dysfunctional religious beliefs systems to embed themselves into communities
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You do know that this comment even though this country believes in freedom of speech will be removed . But I will defend your right to say it Removed
It is very interesting that my comments on a difficult view was removed even though I didn't actually say those words was removed, says a lot about the BBC . I pay for broadcaster and get no respect . SAD TIMES Removed
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Nationalise steel.............its best in the long run Removed
26/03/2021 16:54:04 2 0
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The countries skint and it's too expensive.
26/03/2021 17:09:42 0 0
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Did you mean to post this to https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56523370?
26/03/2021 17:10:52 3 2
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I don’t really want my finances handled any longer than required in this pandemic , handled by Someone working from home on a laptop in a room with anyone walking in hearing any conversation or seeing my details of bank accounts , pensions, ISA etc
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spare a though for the mayor of liverpool.

he might have to work from jail ??
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26/03/2021 17:41:31 0 0
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No commute then
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26/03/2021 11:07:47 93 15
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, I hate working at home and I've gone into the office when I can. I'm not sure that people will vote with their feet though as the job market isn't booming. This is an attempt to save coffee and sandwich shops which appear to be of huge importance to our economy. If we had a strong manufacturing sector things would be different. Public transport is integral to getting people back to offices.
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I was in a virtual meeting last year and my new boss was working from his car cus his house was being renovated. Whilst sharing his screen he flicked to the wrong spreadsheet - a “project plan” for the renovations. Didn’t even apologise. That is what home working represents to me. But Sunak is still an idiot anyway. Removed