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Next: Staff working from home ‘miss out on camaraderie’

Image copyright Getty Images Staff working from home for fashion retailer Next have been “stultified” by boring online presentations and missed out on office camaraderie, the company said. Next said that overall, the impact of the pandemic on business had been “expensive and miserable”. But it had also seen some advantages from the upheaval, it added. Next said it expected… Read more →

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After covid: ‘Working from home’ is long term ambition

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ministers believe remote working can reduce congestion and improve flexibility Nearly a third of people should still be working from homes, even when coronavirus restrictions have eased, says the Welsh Government. Ministers said its ambition is to see about 30% of the workforce in Wales staying at or near home in the long term.… Read more →

Principality Building Society boss says home working ‘here to stay’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Offices like this might become a thing of the past after Covid-19 The new boss of Wales’ largest building society has said home working has been so successful many staff will not return to the office. Principality Building Society chief executive Julie-Ann Haines said staff numbers at the Cardiff headquarters might never return to… Read more →

Coronavirus: Samsung profits soar on work from home demand

Image copyright Getty Images Samsung Electronics has seen its earnings soar as sales were boosted by millions working and learning from home during the virus pandemic. The world’s largest maker of smartphones said second quarter operating profits rose 23% compared to last year. The results were helped by strong demand for computer chips, which pushed up prices on the global… Read more →

Tax cut for Scots home buyers starts next week

Image caption Kate Forbes said she was delighted to remove uncertainty from the market A temporary cut to the transaction tax on house sales will be introduced next week, the Scottish government has said. Finance Secretary Kate Forbes announced the cut to the land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT) on Thursday. The move followed UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement of… Read more →