Lloyd’s of London employees called back to the office three days a week
Lloyd’s of London employees should come to the office at least three days a week, the chairman of the insurance market stressed.
And Bruce Carnegie-Brown said it shouldn’t just be the case that people work Tuesday through Thursday and enjoy “long weekends” – meaning Monday and Friday aren’t adequately covered.
This is the latest attempt to return to working from home after HSBC UK and Lloyds Bank said staff would have to be at their desks three and two days a week respectively.
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According to Carnegie-Brown, workers come to Lloyd’s of London an average of two and a half days a week.
“We need to ensure that we operate throughout the entire working week and that we do not compromise our ability to serve customers at the end of the week by having a long weekend for everyone by default every week,” he said.
This came as Lloyd’s reported a half-year profit of £3.9 billion, compared with a loss of £1.8 billion a year earlier, thanks to rising insurance premiums and better investment returns.