Businesses warn Boris Johnson over U-turn on office working

Lobby groups say latest advice is ‘extraordinarily reactive’ as TUC tells PM to ‘get a grip’

Business lobby groups have warned that the prime minister’s U-turn on encouraging office workers back to their desks is “extraordinarily reactive and extraordinarily disruptive” and risks “derailing an already fragile recovery”.

Unions said Johnson should “get a grip” of his advice on the safety of workplaces after the prime minister on Tuesday told office workers in England that they must work from home “if possible”.

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