Andrew Marr was paid £5,000 for Zoom call with wealth fund from BBC offices, documents show 

Andrew Marr was paid at least £5,000 for a Zoom call with a wealth fund, newly published documents have revealed. The political interviewer received the sum for hosting an event, from the BBC offices, for investment management firm Brewin Dolphin in March.  Justin Webb and Emily Maitlis are also among the BBC presenters who took … Read more

Andrew Marr was paid £5,000 for Zoom call with wealth fund from BBC offices, documents show 

Andrew Marr was paid at least £5,000 for a Zoom call with a wealth fund, newly published documents have revealed. The political interviewer received the sum for hosting an event, from the BBC offices, for investment management firm Brewin Dolphin in March.  Justin Webb and Emily Maitlis are also among the BBC presenters who took … Read more

Indoor and outdoor home offices set to increase as workers adapt to new normal

Britons are readying themselves for the ‘new norm’ of home working, with more sheds, garages and summerhouses likely to be transformed into offices in the near future. A growing number of people are planning to set up designated rooms or workspaces within or outside their homes, according to research by Aviva. Close to half of … Read more

MPs eye plan to allow bosses to use Covid passports to help reopen offices after Covid pandemic

Will staff get vaccine passports for offices? MPs eye plan to allow bosses to use documents to help reopen offices after Covid pandemic Ministers considering allowing workplace vaccine passports when reopening  Employers would be able to compel staff to prove they had been vaccinated Experts say it could help to end more than a year … Read more

Ministers considering using Covid certificates to allow offices to reopen without social distancing

Ministers considering using Covid certificates to allow offices to reopen without social distancing once most adults have been vaccinated and bring people back into deserted cities Review into use of Covid status to enter pubs is also looking at plan for offices  Ministers hoping to entice staff back to workplaces once work from home ends There … Read more

Rishi Sunak warns workers could ‘vote with their feet’ and quit jobs if offices don’t reopen

Rishi Sunak warns workers could ‘vote with their feet’ and quit jobs if they are not allowed to return to the office after lockdown as he praises ‘culture’ of people ‘riffing off each other’ Companies are looking at how to tackle issue of remote versus office working Chancellor said workplaces encourage ‘meetings that happen by … Read more

Expenses watchdog looks at leasing 650 ‘secure’ offices for MPs

Fears have been raised over the risk of spiralling costs after it emerged the expenses watchdog could lease 650 ‘secure’ constituency offices for MPs. The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) is looking at ‘centralising’ the process for managing constituency bases. The move – broadly backed by Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle – would be based on … Read more

Offices around M25 motorway surge in popularity

Offices around M25 surge in popularity as fewer people travel to work in City, new data reveals By Emma Dunkley, Financial Mail On Sunday Published: 21:50 GMT, 13 March 2021 | Updated: 21:50 GMT, 13 March 2021 Offices around the M25 have surged in popularity as fewer people have travelled to work in the City, … Read more

Half of bosses won’t let their unvaccinated staff return to offices, survey finds

Half of bosses won’t let their staff return to offices unless they have had the Covid vaccination, survey finds There is now hope over-40s may be vaccinated by Easter and all adults in July More companies are preparing for a return to workplaces as lockdown eases  More than 48,000 businesses have now signed up for … Read more

Raya And The Last Dragon earns the weekend box office’s top spot with $8.6M

Raya and the Last Dragon topped the box office at movie theaters as New York City welcomed back customers for the first time in nearly a year this weekend.   Disney’s computer-animated fantasy adventure, starring Kelly Marie Tran, Gemma Chan and Sandra Oh, however opened to just $8.6 million from 2,045 screens.  The lackluster ticket sales are a … Read more