Smarter working could save business billions in a downturn claims Commute Smart Week organisers.
Set up by the not-for-profit Work Wise UK which unsurprisingly promotes flexible working, the week will highlight one issue each of five days as follows:
Phil Flaxton, chief executive of Work Wise UK, believes that more efficient business travel could become vitally important for businesses looking to reduce costs during the downturn. He says:
Now being green and commuting smart has never made more commercial sense.
The Confederation of British Industry has estimated that road congestion alone is costing the economy around £20 billion each year.
Work Wise UK claims that even a limited take up of some of the options highlighted by Commute Smart Week could lead to savings of up to £1.9 billion per year.
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