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Employers Warned: Prepare for Continued Flight Disruptions

Businesses need to prepare for the possibility of continued disruption to flights from the volcanic ash over the summer months, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has warned.  The Civil Aviation Authority’s chief executive, Andrew Haines, said it was difficult to predict future activity but that the challenge posed by the Icelandic volcano should not be “underestimated”.  “Its proximity to the UK, the length of time it is continuously erupting and the weather patterns are all exceptional features,” he said, adding that when the volcano last erupted 190 years ago, it continued to emit ash for over a year. According to the CIPD’s senior public policy adviser, Ben Wilmott, small firms that could be affected need to plan ah... »