Publishers take mixed approach to new government home-working policy

Publishers take mixed approach to new government home-working policy

Following the government's new advice on office working this week, Hachette UK and Simon & Schuster have followed Penguin Random House's lead issuing guidance that staff should work from home instead of the office, unless their role is critical or there are personal reasons for why they need the space.

Staff at Quarto and Pavilion however will carry on dividing their time between working from home and the office, "as long as the government allows", with management citing the importance of the office to colleagues' overall wellbeing as well as productivity. 

Publishing staffers have told T...

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