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On this week’s episode, we focus on:
WFH for much less
The controversy about long-term working from dwelling was reignited this week when a British legislation agency stated its employees want by no means return to the workplace – so long as they have been ready to take a 20% pay reduce. Workers can work two days every week from dwelling with out shedding any revenue. As firms adapt to the post-pandemic world, many are nonetheless looking for the suitable strategy to hybrid working.
Taiwan below risk
The US has held high-level talks with the UK over elevated Chinese language aggression in the direction of Taiwan. Folks accustomed to the summit advised the Monetary Occasions that the dialogue was not a response to any new “imminent risk”, however did embody “battle contingency plans for the primary time”. Hypothesis had mounted over how Beijing would reply following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. So is an try and reunite the democratic island with mainland China by drive now extra doubtless than ever?
Curtains for Cinders
Regardless of receiving five-star opinions, Andrew Lloyd Weber’s west finish manufacturing of Cinderella is coming to an in depth after an ill-fated run in the course of the pandemic. What does the present’s closure need to say concerning the return to the theatre? And is that this a one-off, or a warning to different productions that present enterprise is getting even harder?