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Canary Wharf employees to work from home for Olympics

The majority of Canary Wharf employees are set to work from home during the Olympic Games in order to avoid problems with transport.

This is according to a recent investigation by the Guardian, which revealed that 80 per cent of staff in the financial district's banks, accountancy and law firms will work elsewhere or take the time off.

Olympics organisers have been working with the businesses in a bid to keep disruption to a minimum and working from home looks set to play a key role in this, along with flexible hours and relocation to alternative business sites.

A spokesperson for HSBC told the paper: “We have 8,500 staff in London and the vast majority of them will be working from home or from other sites.”

However, the particular nature of the work done in the area could mean that not everyone is affected. One banker explained that the trading floors of the firms are unlikely to be too disturbed as most traders arrive very early in the morning as the Olympic events are only just gearing up for day.

The evening rush hour, however, looks set to be a different story as the busy Jubilee line already struggles to cope with the influx of commuters during the evenings.

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