Alcohol Abuse Costs UK Businesses and Economy Billions

A recent article on Xerox Blogs highlights the impact of Alcohol Abuse on UK businesses. Among the points made in the article:

  • Global Drug Survey reports that of 65,000 drinkers surveyed – 45% of them had gone to work in the last 12 months with a hangover
  • The Institute of Alcohol Studies issued a report estimating UK businesses take a financial hit of £1.7 billion per annum due to employee alcohol abuse
  • The Royal College of Physicians believes alcohol abuse affects to the overall UK economy at £6 billion per year
  • The holidays are coming and this is the perfect time to promote or create a company alcohol policy

Make sure the alcohol policy addresses when and why your company would implement onsite alcohol testing in the workplace.

Call us on 01302 365036 if you need information about Drug and Alcohol testing for your business or organisation.

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