FCA pours £5m into laptops for hybrid working

Move follows watchdog's warning on remote working

Pedro Gonçalves
clock • 3 min read
The FCA also purchased 307 Samsung phones and 39 iPhones

The FCA also purchased 307 Samsung phones and 39 iPhones

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has spent more than £5m on new laptops and mobile phones to support remote work, including 307 Samsung phones and 39 iPhones.

Data obtained using the Freedom of Information (FOI) method and analysed by the Parliament Street think tank showed that between April 2021 and August 2021, a total of 5,850 new laptops were purcha...

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