Snow misery set to cost Britain £400 million

Commenting on the Met Office forecast that the UK is likely to experience the worst snow-fall in two years during rush hour which could grind the UK to a halt, David Frost, Director-General of the British Chambers of Commerce, says:

"The impact of this weather forecast on Britain will be huge. It is expected that the lateness and loss of work hours caused by transport disruptions will cost the British economy up to £400 million pounds."1

"UK workers already have to deal with constantly delayed and over-crowded trains which they pay exorbitant travel fares for."

"This situation highlights the need for a real change in the current UK travel infrastructure. More needs to be done to ensure that the UK has an infrastructure which is cost-efficient, timely, flexible and able to deal well with the strains of such an in-demand service. By doing this we will have a transport system which can keep Britain moving no matter the weather."