Steve Barclay – 2022 Comments on Civil Servants Returning to the Office

The comments made by Steve Barclay, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, on 22 January 2022.

Now we are learning to live with COVID and have lifted Plan B measures, we need to move away from a reliance on video meetings and get back to the benefits of face-to-face, collaborative working.

I’m grateful to the Civil Service for managing the challenges of the last two years. It is important that we now see the maximum use of our office space being made from next week, as we build a strong recovery after the disruption of the pandemic.