Day: July 20, 2020

Lawyers and bankers dubbed least important roles since COVID-19 outbreak

Nurses, doctors and supermarket workers have been revealed as the nation’s most important job roles thanks to their contribution in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

A new study has looked at what the public consider Britain’s most important job roles and the data revealed Brits labelled the nation’s most ‘important’ jobs as front line workers, and the least ‘important’ tend to be those working from home like office workers.

Interestingly, delivery drivers, nurses and doctors are now seen as more important than bankers and lawyers.

Despite the public ranking nurses and doctors as the most important, 63% of Brits believe the pandemic has served as a “much-needed wake-up call” for the government to give more support to the NHS. Over half also say the NHS is substantially underfunded by the government.

The top ways Brits want to the see the government reward NHS workers include giving them a pay rise, free

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Flexible workspace demand high post lockdown in Yorkshire

Flexible workspace provider Wizu Workspace has reported a growing demand for office space as businesses begin to emerge from lockdown.

The Yorkshire-based firm which has workspaces in five locations across the North, claims it has seen an increase in existing and new members wishing to enter flexible contracts in a bid to accommodate newly adopted blended working policies.

Natasha Babar Evans, COO at Wizu Workspace said: “Many businesses are reviewing their real estate strategies as a result of the pandemic. One of the most important observations we have made is that our members and prospective members want even more flexibility.”

“We take an ultra-flexible approach to the way we run our business and so this suits us. We have talked to people who are wanting to leave their long-term restrictive contracts and enter a shorter-term flexible arrangement which allows their workforce the freedom to come to the office and also,

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A publisher who believes in editorial independence

Craig Wessel

Suzanne Stevens, the editor of the Portland Business Journal, writes about publisher Craig Wessel, who is retiring later this year.

Stevens writes, “Craig values editorial independence. He values it as a publisher and as a consumer of news. He knows that without it, the content suffers.

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