What's this we hear about "Northern Powerhouse" and shit? What's wrong with having the bulk of your IT staff outside of London, eh? Nothing if it's India, it seems, but it's a no go if you want to put them in Sheffield or Scunthorpe or even, here's an idea, SCOTLAND. I hear there's a lovely castle for sale up there for less than the amount you spend on Nespresso pods on a single floor in a year.
Or is this all down to rubbish digital infrastructure in the UK?
How's this as an idea... the UK government, so keen to retain banks and finance etc, coughs up some of the dosh for companies like banks to put in some decent heavy-duty backhaul connections to areas of the country where broadband is bad, but where they can give their staff capable of remote working a decent, healthy place to live which isn't going to cost them the earth, and where you get a better standard of living for your wage.
Why do banks and other big companies keep doing this short-termist cost cutting instead of investing in mid to long-term plans which balance staff welfare against financial rewards?