QBE to close UK offices in coronavirus stress test


QBE will shut its UK offices on Wednesday 18 March as a stress test amid the escalating Covid-19 outbreak.

In a statement issued today (16 March), the insurer said a “large proportion” of its workforce is able to work agilely and that employees will be expected to work from home on Wednesday.

The closures include QBE’s European Operations headquarters in London as well as its regional offices.

The move is part of escalating contingency measures at the insurer, which stated its desire to

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