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Deloitte further commits to ‘agile working’

A staff survey at the Big Four firm revealed that 96% of staff members wish to have the freedom to choose how flexibly they work in the future

Deloitte has become the latest firm to switch to flexible working, confirming that its entire UK workforce will now be able to choose when, where, and how they work once it is safe to do so.

While the group has offered “agile working” since 2014, it claimed that the pandemic has accelerated the hybrid working model, with 20,000 people working at home since March 2020.

A staff survey at the Big Four firm revealed that 81% of respondents anticipate working from a Deloitte office for up to two days a week in the future.

The survey also found that 96% of staff members wish to have the freedom to choose how flexibly they work in the future.

Richard Houston, senior partner and chief executive at Deloitte, said: “Once the Government has lifted all of the Covid-19 restrictions and we’re back up to full office capacity, we will let our people choose where they need to be to do their best work, in balance with their professional and personal responsibilities. 

“I’m not going to announce any set number of days for people to be in the office or in specific locations. That means that our people can choose how often they come to the office, if they choose to do so at all, while focusing on how we can best serve our clients.”

The announcement now means that all of the Big Four firms have further extended their commitments to flexible working since May, with PwC leading the way in April, followed by KPMG in May and most recently EY

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