You might be surprised to hear that we have a relatively full house here at AccountingWEB towers, despite the thick blanket of snow currently covering Bristol and the South West. Most of us were lucky and able to wade in on foot, while others have flexible remote working arrangements that enable them to soldier on from wherever in the country they happen to be stranded.
What impact is the big freeze having on businesses and their accountants? Are you finding it a challenge to manage staff during the dodgy weather conditions, or are you so geared up for remote working that everyone is carrying on as normal? Do you have policies in place to cope with situations like this?
And what about the longer-term economic impacts? Will a big dip in output in January threaten many businesses? Especially after the pre-Christmas snow and the effects of the holiday shut-down. Already this week, we've been hearing about how football clubs in financial difficulty are having an even worse time because of fixture postponements. What scenarios are playing out in the businesses you work with?
We're working on a couple of How to Survive the Freeze articles, so any pertinent anecdotes or practical advice would be welcomed to help other members get through this tough patch. Thanks for your help!