Deloitte to close 4 offices and put 500 workers on WFH contracts

 Deloitte to close 4 offices and put 500 workers on WFH contracts

The global professional services firm, Deloitte plans to close down four of its offices due to Covid-19 pandemic.


The tech firm is planning to layoff 500 employees and retain those that work from home (WFH). 

Deloitte plans to layoff its employees that work at its office in Gatwick, Liverpool, Nottingham and Southampton.

 The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way companies work. Million of software professionals across the world have switched to remote working. Deloitte believes that it can function with WFH workforce. 

Stephen Griggs, managing partners at Deloitte UK said, "COVID-19 has fast-tracked our future of work programme, leading us to review our real estate portfolio. Any proposed change is to our 'bricks and mortar', not our presence in these regions." 

The big four accounting firms have already cut pay for its partners by 5th April. The idea behind cutting down these contracts is to protect jobs and preserve cash during the crisis. 

As more and more companies look at long-term shifts and changes, work from home is the way go for most. The shift to remote working could lead to creating ghost towns as city centres and local businesses are highly depending on business generated by these companies. 


Most businesses in the UK are looking at shifting their employees to work from home. The other firms are downsizing their teams to reduce the expense of office arrangements.

 The tech firm is also looking at cutting down pay packages for UK partners by 20% to protect jobs.

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