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Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Impact Of The Snow On Business

Commenting on the disruption caused by the cold weather, Dr Brian Sloan, Head of Business and Economic Policy at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, said: “The snowfall across Greater Manchester has caused delays for commuters and school closures.

“Obviously the problems affecting our transport network will have a knock on effect on businesses. But so far we've not seen disruption and absenteeism on the scale we had earlier this year. The cold snap in January saw around 20% of staff absent from work at a cost to the local economy of £26 million a day. That could be repeated if we get snow on a similar scale over the coming days."

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