PwC has become the first of the Big 4 accounting firms to announce that it will allow its staff to work flexibly after the COVID pandemic.
PwC is rolling out a flexible working policy that will allow its UK staff to personalize their working days and finish early on Fridays during the summer months. The accounting firm employs nearly 22,000 staff in the UK and expects that their workforce will be splitting their time between home and office when they return to work after the pandemic.
The Guardian reported that the firm expects staff to spend 40% to 60% of their time either in the office or at client sites once restrictions are lifted. Staff can also personalize their working days by starting or ending their days earlier. In addition, employees will also be allowed to condense their working week by finishing up early on Fridays during the summer months of July and August.
The move from PwC comes as more and more businesses are moving towards a remote working environment in the wake of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
You can read further on PwC’s flexible working policy at the below links:
- The Guardian: PwC’s UK staff to split office and homeworking after Covid crisis
- The Times: PwC staff told to split office and home-working after Covid pandemic
- The Sun: PWC tells staff ‘start when you like, leave when you like’ as part of new flexible working plan
- BBC: PwC says start when you like, leave when you like
- Financial Times: PwC tells staff to split office and homeworking after Covid