Snow cost unprepared businesses £280m a day
The severe snow that hit the country this winter was responsible for huge economic losses, transport secretary Philip Hammond has said.
He claimed that with transport at a standstill in many parts of the country, the deluge of snow was responsible for losses in the region of £280 million per day.
Many office spaces that were ill-prepared for the bad weather – either those without flexible working capabilities or with no contingency plan – had to close during the freezing weather.
Mr Hammond claimed that disruption to the UK’s rail network was kept to a minimum despite widespread cancellations, but added that better communication was needed in the future if passengers were to feel they hadn’t been left high and dry by train companies.
Recently, TMCNet contributor Charles West claimed that businesses that used mobile working technologies during the deluge of snow managed to keep their operations ticking over during the bad weather.