Despite Boris’ announcement last night, we would like to reassure our clients that we are very much “business as usual”.

MPA has seen over 75% of its staff members working from home since March 2020, with 25% of our team returning to the office as of 1st June 2020.

Following the latest announcement, we have reduced the 25% that were in the office further.  We met with all staff members this morning to discuss their individual circumstances and to also ask them how they coped working from home in the first instance.  As many Employers will be aware, many individuals have found working from home difficult and isolating, with some staff struggling to cope and asking their Employers if they can return to the office as soon as possible.

Following our discussions with staff, those who were happy to work from home are to switch to working from home immediately.  Those who expressed that they would like to avoid complete isolation are to be placed on a rota system, which sees staff members working 2 weeks in the office and 2 weeks from home – allowing us to maintain minimal numbers in the office whilst also supporting the mental wellbeing of our staff.

Those who really struggled being at home are to be given first refusal to work from the office permanently (unless government guidance changes) and be included within the small number of “business essential staff” that remain in the office – letters have been provided to these staff members for them to carry at all times when travelling to and from the office.

Therefore, whilst we find ourselves in uncertain times, we want our clients to be certain that we are doing everything that we can to support and guide them through these times! – as well as supporting our staff!

Stay safe everyone!