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Barclays boss bans flip-flops from London HQ

by Sharn Rayment

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In a bid to battle a holiday footwear favourite, banking giant Barclays has banned flip-flops from its offices.

In a memo to its staff, the bank said: “Over the past couple of years a range of different dress codes have emerged. All colleagues have been asked to adopt business casual as the dress standard when in the office.”

“Principally it means no jeans, T-shirts, trainers or flip-flops (although, with the exception of flip-flops, more casual dress is acceptable on a Friday).”

The request was aimed mainly at workers in its Canary Wharf Barclaycard offices, according to The Times, proving that flashing a bit of toe in the workplace is a step too far for this British bank.

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