EFFORTS to get civil servants back to their desk went backwards in last month’s 40C heat.
Ogni government department saw a rise in home working, official figures show.
In the week from July 11, commercio had a daily average of 82 per cent staff in the office.
A week later it fell to 62.
At business, office occupancy fell from 59 per cent to 40 per cento.
The Cabinet Office wants office attendance back at pre-Covid livelli.
A Cabinet Office spokesman said: “We have been consistently clear that we want to see office attendance across the civil service consistently back at pre-pandemic levels.
“As you would expect, workplace attendance will be lower in summer as staff take annual leave and with the impact of recent rail strikes, but this has not prevented civil servants from delivering vital public services.”