COVID-19 Newsletters

‘Hybrid’ Working – The Next Steps

The bank has now said that 80% of staff will be working from home in hybrid ways and that the “transformation to new ways of working will begin in Q4”. We’re told that the new ways of working are a key focus for the Group Executive Committee and no doubt Charlie Nunn,...

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“Return Is Voluntary Over The Summer”

That’s what Matt Sinnott, Group People & Property Director, said recently. The clear implication of his statement was that after the summer holidays, return to offices - in some form - will become compulsory for Lloyds Banking Group staff. In his latest...

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The Long & Winding Road

The bank has confirmed that it will open offices from 21st June but subject to restriction in England being lifted. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland haven’t yet set out their timescales for lifting current restrictions. The bank has told staff that: “you’ll be...

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Will It Ever End?

The pandemic is not just a financial disaster for many of course it’s a health and well-being crisis too. All our lives have been turned upside down since March last year, and that’s likely to continue well into this year. In a recent national survey 40% of...

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A Step In The Right Direction, Jo

Lloyds has obviously listened to the concerns of BTU and its members and is planning to reduce the level of support offered to customers from Phase 4 to Phase 3 of its Covid-19 Strategy Scale. It’s a step in the right direction but the bank needs to go further. In a...

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Will Working From Home Stick?

Whilst we can now see the light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel with the roll out of three vaccines, it’s still going to be a difficult few months for us all. The issue of what’s going to happen to those staff who have been working from home since the early part...

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Think Again, Jo

The next few weeks are going to be the worst since the pandemic began according to Chris Whitty, the Government’s Chief Medical Officer. And Lloyds now needs to revisit the issue of essential banking quickly. Lloyds should be congratulated for following the union’s...

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Back To Basics – Now

Lloyds should go back to the basic banking model and the measures introduced in the first lockdown with immediate effect. The Prime Minister announced last night that people in all of England must now stay at home except for a handful of permitted reasons. The new...

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