FCA guidance on who should travel to work

March 2020


The FCA issued a statement on 27 March 2020 to make it clear to firms how they should prioritise who should need to travel to the office and the responsibilities of Senior Managers in doing so. Each firm’s designated Senior Manager or equivalent person is responsible for identifying which of their employees are unable to perform their jobs from home, and have to travel to the office or business continuity site. The total number of roles requiring an ongoing physical presence in the office or business continuity site to be far smaller than the number of workers needed to ensure all of a firm’s business activities continue to function on a business as usual basis.  Employers should take every possible step to facilitate their employees working from home, including providing suitable IT and equipment to enable remote working.


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