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Nationwide tells staff they can 'work anywhere' they want after revealing plans to cut office space



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The UK's biggest building society has told 13,000 staff they can 'work anywhere' after revealing plans to cut back office space.

Nationwide has offered its workers a more relaxed approach following the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic.

The building society said it would not renew the leases on three offices in its Swindon base but retain its headquarters in the town.

Customer making a transaction with a bank teller.
Customer making a transaction with a bank teller.

Its decision goes further than rivals HSBC, Lloyds and NatWest, which have all announced plans to cut office space — but are likely to still require staff to come in on some days.

The change is seen as an opportunity to cut costs and allow staff more freedom to manage their own time.

Chief executive of Nationwide Joe Garner said: "The last year has taught many of us that 'how' we do our jobs is much more important than 'where' we do them from.

"We are putting our employees in control of where they work from, inviting them to 'locate for their day' depending on what they need to achieve."



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