Friday, December 23, 2005

Bumper Christmas holiday causes mammoth lost production

Due to Christmas and New Years days falling on Sundays, this festive break is set to be one of the longest on record. The 3-week shut-down will cost £1.2 billion in lost production with 4 million British workers expected to be out of the office for a fortnight.

An other bumper crop is the number of people travelling abroad this festive period, estimated at 2.3 million. The holiday season has begun early with many companies gradually scaling down production from the 19th December and many employees setting off earlier on their travels to avoid the rush.