Having reported profit drops, staff at international UK-based law firm Simmons & Simmons were asked in early June to cut their pay by 20% and transition to a 4-day week for up to six months. This follows other measures taken by the firm to withstand the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.
Having successfully adjusted to remote working during the pandemic, Facebook has announced that it will allow employees to work from home permanently, but that it will lower the salaries of those that do if they relocate to a cheaper area.
Boris Johnson, in his latest address, announced that his government plans to ease restrictions of the lockdown as it gears up to face the mammoth task of rejuvenating the national economy. Offices, however, are expected to remain shut even as the lockdown is lifted partially.