BBC employees will be required to work from home on a permanent basis, with taxpayer-funded offices lying half-empty.
In a hybrid arrangement, the BBC will allow its employees to work from home, leaving its taxpayer-funded buildings half-empty.
The broadcaster, which charges £159 for a TV license, has announced that it will continue to use a hybrid approach in which employees work part-time in their respective offices. Despite the fact that Chancellor Rishi Sunak has urged employees to return to work, the BBC has decided to maintain a hybrid strategy. The broadcaster stated in a statement that the health and safety of its employees is essential, despite the fact that its premises are partially empty while the broadcaster earns £3.52 billion from the licensing fee.
“Throughout the pandemic, we followed Covid-secure workplace norms and continued to transmit news and programs directly from our buildings,” a spokeswoman told MailOnline.
“As more people return to our locations, we, like many other companies, are transitioning to a hybrid office and home working model.
“We will continue to place a high priority on the health and safety of our whole workforce, as well as the protection of our output.”
The move by the broadcaster comes after the Chancellor suggested that working from home has a negative influence on careers.
Mr Sunak stated it was critical for young people to return to work before the limitations were abolished last month.
Mr Sunak said in a public appearance in Scotland that he would not have progressed in his financial services profession if he had not had the one-on-one contact he received in the workplace.
“I have already spoken about young people in particular benefiting from being in offices,” he told LinkedIn News.
“It helped me a lot when I was just starting out in my job.
“I was telling them about the mentors I discovered when I first started my job, who I still talk to and who have been supportive of me throughout my career, even though we have gone our separate ways.
“I don’t think I would have had those close relationships if I had done my summer internship or the first few years of my work using Teams and Zoom.
“That is why I believe that being able to physically be in an office is crucial for young people in particular.”
The government no longer instructs people to work from home as of July 19.
Instead, the government is now advising businesses to resume operations gradually during the summer.
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