Canary Wharf will be open for business during the Olympics

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CANARY Wharf Group yesterday stressed that it would be open for business during the Olympics, following reports the government is pushing for financial services staff to work from home in order to ease travel congestion while the Games are taking place.

More than 300 Boris Bike docking stations will be available, while an extra 170-seater Thames Clipper will take commuters between London Bridge and the Docklands.

“We are aiming to ensure that workers who need to get into the office, can do so,” a spokesman said.

Cabinet office minister Francis Maude is said to have encouraged firms to test out flexible working in time for the Olympics.

A KPMG spokesperson said up to 70 per cent of its employees plan to take time off or work elsewhere, and no client meeting rooms or catering will be available at Canary Wharf during the Games.