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Monday, 28 January 2013

Snow 'cost employers about £318 million'

Brits missed 51.4 million working hours in the last week as a result of the bad weather, with 19 per cent of respondents to a survey admitting that they were too afraid to drive in the wintry conditions.

The research by Vision Critical for Green Flag has shown that despite the fact that insurance companies have noted a spike in call-outs and emergencies caused by the bad weather, the adverse conditions meant that 18 per cent of British adults were unable to work their necessary hours. This in turn is said to have cost employers roughly £318 million - a figure which assumes all workers to be on the minimum wage.

Many adults took to public transport as an alternative in order to make it to work while avoiding the necessity to drive themselves in the bad conditions.

Miranda Schunke, spokesperson for Green Flag, said: "It is not only the roads that have been frozen in the last week. For millions, work commitments have [also] been put on ice." 

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Source: The Sales Executive News

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