Nicola Sturgeon has rejected Boris Johnson’s “intimidating” drive to get people back to the office with an alternative plan to turn the coronavirus crisis into a permanent home working revolution.
The prime minister will launch a publicity drive across the UK next week extolling the virtues of office working, amid concerns that home working has starved city-centre hospitality such as cafés, restaurants and gyms of patronage.
Pret a Manger announced this week it was cutting 2,800 jobs as part of a restructuring caused by the pandemic.
The first minister issued a response to a UK government source who told The Daily Telegraph that workers who resisted a return to the office will be more “vulnerable” to redundancy. Ms Sturgeon said home working can offer