Christmas bonus | Could staff be paid £200 instead of a festive party?

Could staff be paid £200 instead of a festive party?

The annual work Christmas party is arguably an event that all employees look forward to, however, this year things will need to take place slightly differently due to social distancing rules and workplaces being closed. Despite this, it seems employees still want to enjoy some form of Christmas festivities, so much so that many companies have shared that they will be taking the Christmas party online this year. In a recent survey of corporate events professionals, events platform Hire Space found that a whopping 89% of UK businesses are looking to enjoy the festivities virtually with their team members. However, a new initiative could see employers pay their staff a bonus instead of paying for a virtual Christmas party. According to Metro, Labour MP Chris Evans has penned a letter to the...

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