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PwC UK Chairman comments on the vaccine approval and the future of our offices

31/12/20

Commenting on news of the vaccine approval and the Government’s latest guidance on Covid-19 tiers and restrictions, Kevin Ellis, Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC UK, said:

“The green light for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and Parliament’s approval of the post-Brexit trade deal will give more certainty and cause for optimism. While there is no getting away from the short-term challenges and disruption that we all face, the imminent ramping up of the vaccine rollout means the light at the end of the tunnel has got closer. Exactly when that will be now depends on how quickly the vaccine programme can be accelerated and how effective it is at stopping transmission and preventing serious illness. Even with the extension of Tier 4 arrangements and some delays in schools’ reopening, the vaccine progress will give businesses greater confidence to plan and take decisions for the medium-term and beyond.”

On offices:

“We all need to play our part in reducing the spread of Covid. We continue to closely follow the government’s guidance and almost all our people will be working from home. Our Covid-secure offices will remain accessible for people with a critical business or personal need.”

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