Outsourcing firm Capita is to close over a third of its offices in the UK permanently according to BBC.
The firm, which is a major government contractor, is to end its leases on almost 100 workplaces. Business lobby group CBI has warned that the fall in office working is damaging city centre economies. It comes as the government prepares to launch an advertising campaign encouraging more people to return to workplaces.
Capita which manages London’s congestion charge, has been looking at various measures to help it simplify its business for some time, such as embracing more flexible working, which is supported by its employees. So far, Capita has decided not to renew leases on 25 offices. Instead, the company will have more people working from home.