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Cabinet Office civil servants have email-free day

24 October 2013 Last updated at 13:36 BST

The Cabinet Office is set to resemble a 1970s office on Thursday as civil servants have an email-free day, with colleagues instead talking to each other face to face or on the phone.

Stephen Taylor, an entrepreneur who has criticised reliance on email, debated office communication and breaking free from online contact, with political economist Will Hutton.

Jo Coburn first recalled office life in the last century with images from Pathe News.

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