Working From Home – The New Normal?

As we enter the 9th week in lockdown, we are all settling into routines that a few months ago would have seemed bizarre. 45,000 Lloyds staff are now working from home but how long will that continue and would many of those, if given the choice, want to continue to...

The Future Of Pension Contributions?

As it scrambles around to cut costs, our fear is that Lloyds will try to reduce its pension deficit contributions to the defined benefit pension schemes. And the Trustee, which is made up of bank appointees and unelected Member Nominated Trustees, will agree to...

The Stark Choices

Today the Lloyds GEC will meet to discuss its future investment strategy in light of the economic consequences of COVID-19. Also, on the agenda will be the future of GSR 4, the bank’s next three-year plan, the work on which is due to start in Q4. Resource is currently...

Maskarade

In the face of a pandemic that has already killed 297,569 people worldwide (although that figure is likely to be significantly higher when you take into account excess mortality) the search for perfect scientific evidence when it comes to the wearing of face masks is...

The Invisible Enemy

Words matter. Clarity is essential. And if the new post-lockdown measures, which the Government have announced over the last few days, are to work and make people feel safe then they need to be backed up by new laws. Without some form of enforcement, it will be a free...

Covid-19 – Further Government Announcement

The Government has finally published detailed guidance of what it expects from employers in various work settings and 5 key points it expects employers to implement as soon as practical:”1. Work from home, if you canAll reasonable steps should be taken by...

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