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Capita to close over a third of offices permanently

Capita to close over a third of offices permanently

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Outsourcing firm Capita is to close over a third of its offices in the UK permanently, the BBC understands.The firm, which is a major government contractor, is to end its leases on almost 100 workplaces.Business lobby group CBI has warned that the fall in office working is damaging city centre economies. It comes as the government prepares to launch an advertising campaign encouraging more people to return to workplaces.The BBC understands that Capita has been looking at various measures to help it simplify its business for some time, such as embracing more flexible working, which is supported by its employees. So far, Capita has decided not to renew leases on 25 offices. A Capita spokesman said: "We take seriously the responsibilities we have to the comm...