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UK: Snow staff absences cost UK business £2.2 billion
According to the absence management organisation FirstCare, last week saw a record number of staff work absences as a result of the extreme weather conditions currently affecting the UK. With 14% of employees staying at home on Wednesday, 15% on Thursday and 10% on Friday, UK businesses could face a bill of £2.2 billion.
The forecast for this week is for slowly improving temperatures.