It does feel like we are going around in ever-increasing circles right now as new directives are introduced by the government on a seemingly weekly basis. Today Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been urging people to work from home if it is feasible to do so after previously urging them to get back to the office to work as soon as they possibly can.
Pandemic A Real Challenge For The Powers That Be
The Covid-19 pandemic has been a real challenge for the powers that be admittedly, with the landscape changing very rapidly as infections increase across the UK and the rest of Europe. But for many businesses these continual changes put a real strain on their time and resources that are already stretched to breaking point.
Many businesses have spent a great deal of time and money putting procedures in place so that most of their employees can come back to the office, with social distancing measures devised and lots of new sanitation procedures for all of the staff etc. Now all this has to be put on the back burner and staff sent to work back home again if at all possible.
Homeworking Having A Massive Effect On The Local Economy
And of course one of the biggest issues we face when people are working remotely from home is that they are then not frequenting the shops, cafes, bars and restaurants so readily in the towns and cities across the UK. This has a massive effect on the local economy and puts many businesses at risk.
More Clear Thinking & Stability Required
We all understand the need for social distancing and keeping our hands clean and away from our faces and hair etc, we know that it will be some time before things return to anything remotely resembling normality. We accept this but what we do need is more clear thinking and some stability so that businesses, as well as the public, can plan ahead and know what they are going to be facing on a week to week basis. This chopping and changing is doing nobody any favours.
Meanwhile if you own or manage a business which is struggling with the continuing new restrictions and regulations, as they impact on your business, you may find it helpful to have some guidance from an experienced and knowledgeable accountancy firm such as ourselves. If you do please give our offices a call and we will do our very best to help you. Call us on 028 3752 2909.