Don't be unprepared for winter
Posted on: September 30, 2015
With the news that 2015 could be the coldest winter in 50 years, there has never been a better time to put a winter maintenance plan in place.
The devastating winter of 1962/63, also known as 'the Big Freeze of 1963', brought the nation to a standstill and even disrupted the national sporting calendar. Now, forecasters are warning that a repeat of the five months of snow and frozen rivers throughout the UK could be on its way, thanks to plummeting temperatures in the Atlantic. Whether or not the freak weather will reach the same record lows of -20ºC as they did in January 1963, winter is on its way and it pays to be prepared.
Throughout 2012, severe weather was the top cause of disruption to British businesses, adversely impacting up to 77% of companies.
In January this year, severe weather disrupted activity in the private business sector, especially manufacturing and services.
"The first month of 2015 has given the recovery in the Scottish economy a sharp, weather-related jolt reminiscent of the bad weather effect of four years ago," said Donald Macrae, ChiefRead full article