Working from home is a big problem for London: Mayor

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London, Aug 14 | London Mayor Sadiq Khan has admitted that working from home is a “big problem” for the British capital, as the nation enters the biggest recession on record, the media reported on Friday.

Khan has urged big companies to consider bringing more staff members back to offices, as it was revealed that 730,000 workers lost their jobs between March and July this year, reports the Metro newspaper.

He also promised that Transport For London is doing everything possible to make tubes and buses safe for commuters, after the government body slashed tube services to 15 per cent and bus services to 12 per cent compared to normal levels.

Speaking on Thursday to LBC, a London-based national phone-in and talk radio station, Khan said: “The key thing I think we need to understand is that if we all stay at home working it’s a big problem for central London.

“Many small businesses rely on your workers going to work… When I meet those not just in the culture industry and hospitality, small businesses they are struggling.

“What I would say to other big employers is that we are doing what we can to make sure London is as safe as it can be.”

Khan’s remark came he threw his support behind working from home during the height of the pandemic, saying “we all still need to play our part in stopping the spread of Covid-19”, the Metro newspaper reported.

The government has clamped down on people who repeatedly refuse to wear face masks on public transport in England, announcing fines for up to 3,200 pounds on Thursday.

Travellers who don’t wear a face covering currently face a 100 pound fine, which can be reduced to 50 pounds if paid within 14 days.

Under new measures, this 100 pound penalty will double for subsequent offences, up to a maximum of 3,200 pounds.

Source: IANS

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Policybazaar Unveils its new brand campaign "AapKiSideHai"

Policybazaar Unveils its new brand campaign

Akshay Kumar delivers the brand’s promise of always being on the customer’s side

Gurugram, 19th Sept, 2020: Policybazaar.com (Twitter handle: PolicyBazaar), India’s largest online insurance marketplace with over 10 million customers, showcases its commitment to customers in its new television campaign “AapKiSideHai”. The new ad campaign featuring Policybazaar brand ambassador, Akshay Kumar, highlights the brand’s promise of embracing a holistic customer centric approach while helping to bridge the insurance protection gap in India.

Policybazaar’sAapKiSideHai campaign seeks to reassure its customers on being a dependable Insurance partner for them, every step of the way. The brand has always focused on distributing products like term insurance, health insurance, zero commission ULIP’s and motor insurance that are optimal from a customer perspective. Policybazaar is now extending the brand promise beyond the purchase experience to ensure that consumers get the highest levels of service throughout the policy lifecycle.

The new brand campaign reinforces Policybazaar core value of putting the customer first by delivering on its promise of providing a trusted platform for all types of insurance products. The brand is committed to guiding the customer throughout the insurance journey, starting from recommending the right products at affordable pricing, ensuring thatthe policy issuance process is smooth and fast, and, to providing services and claims assistance when needed.

“While we continue to highlight the importance of Health & Term life Insurance through our marketing campaigns, with the brand promise of Policybazaar AapKiSideHai, we also intend to position Policybazaar as a customer centric brand, that is committed to stand by its customers, both pre and post purchase”, said Samir Sethi, Head of Brand Marketing, Policybazaar.com. The new ad series highlights Policybazaar’s unparalleled support to customers, while providing them with the ease of comparing and buying term and health plans online with guidance at each & every step.

Speaking about the TVC launch, Sharat Dhall, Chief Operating Officer, Policybazaar.com said, “Our ultimate aim is to provide 360-degree assistance to customers that starts from when the policy is bought, to provide assistance when the claim is paid out, should such a situation arise. Winning and maintaining customer trust is a strong ethos within the company and this campaign reflects that. At a time when the world is grappling with a crisis like no other, the brand intends to instill confidence in the customers’ buying decisions by assuring them protection of their futures with the right insurance products & thorough assistance throughout the journey.”

The new brand campaign in its series displays moments of indecision that people may have while investing in protection products. It addresses these queries &emphasizes the importance of nurturing a bond with the consumers thereby creating customer delight.

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