Lloyds Bank staff to work from home until spring
Staff at Lloyds Banking Group will be told to work from home until at least next spring to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The lender, which owns Bank of Scotland, said the decision was in line with UK Government guidance which currently recommends people work from home.
Lloyds has 65,000 staff, the majority of whom are presently working remotely.
Last month, Lloyds announced it would resume its restructuring programme which will see it cut 865 jobs across the UK. The job cuts will take place within its insurance, wealth management, back office processing functions and head office departments
A Lloyds spokesperson said: “In line with guidance from the UK and national governments, and given the majority of our colleagues are working from home, we have asked them to continue to do so until at least spring.”
Two thirds of Lloyds employees are understood to be working from home at the moment, although staff continue to work in high street bank branches.