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Broadband services 'ensuring business continuity during snow'
Broadband services have helped to ensure business continuity over the last week, as snow and ice have gripped the UK, according to KC.
Fears of big freeze grow but many have no Continuity Plan
More than half of businesses in Yorkshire and The Humber are worried about the effects of more arctic weather this winter, according to the Close Business Barometer, a survey of SMEs across the UK.
The Close Business Barometer also found that more than a quarter don’t have a business continuity plan in place to deal with consequences of the weather such as staff absenteeism and power failures.
UK companies lack crisis management plans
Just 58 per cent of businesses have plans in place to tackle unexpected disruptions, according to a new report by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
Extreme weather costs UK business
Nearly two thirds of British businesses suffered disruption to their supply chain because of last winter’s bad weather, a high-level panel led by insurance firm Zurich has found.
The panel, which included officials from the government’s department for Business Innovation and Skills and the Association of British Insurers, was brought together to create a green paper on how businesses can better prepare for extreme weather events, such as floods and snow, which affected 64 per cent of UK firms last year.
40% of businesses don't plan for unexpected disruptions
New research has found that just 58% of businesses have plans in place to cater for unexpected disruptions. This is despite the fact that 82% of those surveyed reported that their senior management view business continuity management as ‘important’ or ‘very important’.