Around half of civil servants are still working from home nearly two years after the end of Covid lockdown, figures have revealed.
The number of workers going into the office is as low as a third, the government data for each civil service department from March 2023 shows.
The department with the fewest staff in the workplace last month was Defra, which saw 29 per cent of workers attend the office in the week commencing March 13.
The Home Office also scored among the lowest for staff working from the office last month. In the first week of March, 56 per cent worked from the HQ at Marsham Street, London, followed by 44 per cent the next week, 58 per cent the week after that and 54 per cent in the final week of the month.
Other departments which had some of the lowest turnouts at their headquarters for March included HMRC, the Foreign Office, and the Department for Education.
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