Civil Servants: Coronavirus

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 19th May 2022.

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Photo of Damien Moore Damien Moore Conservative, Southport

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent steps his Department has made to encourage the return to office work for civil servants across the Government.

Photo of Jacob Rees-Mogg Jacob Rees-Mogg Minister of State (Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency)

There is full agreement across government on the clear benefits from face-to-face, collaborative working.

I also wrote to departments earlier this year to underline the importance of workplace attendance and to ensure we are making efficient use of the government estate.

Departments’ progress is being monitored and we are seeing civil servants have been increasingly returning to the office.

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