Boris Johnson’s recovery plan will not succeed if he doesn’t put worker protection at its heart
It’s easy to see why Boris Johnson wants to send people working from home back to the office. Despite the gradual rolling back of lockdown, Britain’s big town and city centres remain eerily quiet places.
The coronavirus crisis scattering city workers to the suburbs has delivered a hammer blow to urban economic activity, laying low the service sector that powers the country’s growth engine. Not a week has gone by without waves of job losses at companies reliant on people leaving their homes and heading into towns and cities.