FCA Insight: Conduct, culture and Covid-19

Regulatory Updates | 10/06/20

Work life has been utterly transformed during the Covid-19 lockdown. Bustling workplaces have been emptied out, replaced by home offices, dining room tables or even bedrooms, and it is increasingly clear many of these changes will be lasting. The ‘new normal’ poses major challenges for corporate culture and conduct… but also some opportunities.

When Boris Johnson announced the UK lockdown in late March, it signalled changes to daily life that few could have anticipated. There must have been many who hoped that restrictions would be for a short time and that, afterwards, things would rapidly return to normal. It now seems evident that the relaxation of the lockdown will be gradual and that ‘normal’ in a post-crisis world may look very different.