YOU HAVE YOUR SAY
EVERY week, Money Mail receives hundreds of your letters and emails about our stories. Here are some in response to our special report on the small businesses which face going under if workers do not return to the office: MY COLLEAGUE is very angry because a flatmate has been told to work from home from now on. They have turned the communal dining room into their office, and my colleague is not looking forward to winter, when the lights and heating may be left on permanently to accommodate them.
It seems to me unhealthy that a worker should wake up, walk five metres to the desk, stay there all day, then go back to bed again!
M. P., by email. THE economy needs to restart and the Government is not putting out the right message. If civil servants aren’t returning to the office, it isn’t setting a good example for others. I hope staff will get bored and miss their colleagues.
D. S., by email. THE easiest way to gain some momentum is for the Government to get council staff back to the offices. Many town centres will see an immediate increase in footfall during morning breaks and lunchtime.
S. T., Manchester. MY SHOP is at risk of going under. We were closed for three months so we did online sales and offered free local delivery. But these customers have not returned since we reopened.
L. O., by email. I WORK for a small business and understand these are tough times, but we need to adapt. Take some initiative and try to trade differently.
T. S., by email. OUR High Streets have changed gradually over the past 20 years, but what we are seeing is the need for change within months. It cannot be done that fast.
S. R., by email.
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Money Mail, August 26