Building society Nationwide has told all 13,000 of its non-branch staff they will no longer be able to work from home full-time.
Workers had been told during the coronavirus pandemic they would not be forced to come back in.
The then-Nationwide chief executive Joe Garner said he was putting employees in control of where they did their jobs.
But on Tuesday, the possibility of five days of working in slippers, avoiding the unpleasant commute and an extra few minutes in bed came to a dramatic end.
Mr Garner’s successor, Debbie Crosbie – who was appointed at the end of 2021 – dramatically axed the policy.
Now staff will have to come into the office at least two days a week or be at risk of breaching their contract.
It means most staff will have to be in an office for at least 40 per cent of their contract – equivalent …