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Businesses expecting weather to affect production

Businesses might want to look into systems to allow their employees to work from home as recent figures suggest the weather could have a dangerous effect on production.

Data from insolvency trade body R3 found that 84 per cent of companies believe they will be adversely affected if the severe winter weather seen last year was to return.

In fact, 61 per cent of companies feel that their staff would not be able to get into the office and 48 per cent predicted a reduction in profits should the weather take a turn.

However, implementing a work from home policy during the winter months could help to solve problems like these in certain cases.

Frances Coulson, president of R3, urged companies to start “planning for the worst to avoid taking a real hit if trading suffers”. The president added: “Last year the weather caught us all off guard and the detrimental economic impact was widely reported. It seems as though a few days of icy weather this year could easily snowball into a financial disaster, especially for struggling businesses.”

Technology advances mean that many companies could be surprised at how easy it is to allow people to work from home on occasions where the weather prevents them from travelling.

This article was sponsored by Video Production London

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