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Warmer temperatures could cost UK businesses £15bn in staff absenteeism by 2080

Posted by Triona Cahalane on Wed, Feb 1, 2012

Absence ManagementIn a recent study published by the Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) in the UK, it has been discovered that the risk of climate change by the end of the century will result in warmer summer weather that could cost businesses £15 billion in staff absenteeism a year.

At present, the cost of staff days lost due to workplace overheating are estimated to be £77 million annually. But it is now reported that these costs could balloon to £5.3 billion by 2050s and as much as £15.2 billion by the 2080s.

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Topics: Absenteeism