Yorkshire bosses fear World Cup will be an ‘own goal’ for business

MORE than half (57%) of SME owners and managers in Yorkshire and Humberside are concerned that the World Cup will have a negative impact on their business, a recent survey has revealed.

Of this figure, almost a third (31%) are worried about increased staff absenteeism and a further 27% are concerned that they will see a drop in productivity during the football tournament this summer.

The statistics are drawn from the Close Brothers Business Barometer, a quarterly poll of SME owners and senior management that aims to... You can carry on reading TheBusinessDesk.com for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...