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Pig Gate: David Cameron allegations could harm UK productivity

The recent allegations revolving around the Prime Minister could be costing the UK due to lost productivity

The recent allegations revolving around the Prime Minister David Cameron putting “a private part of his anatomy into a dead pig’s mouth” revealed this week could be costing the UK due to lost productivity as employees are distracted from work.

That’s according to a senior employment lawyer at Peninsular Business Services, who has said that they have received calls from employers asking what to do about distracted staff.


Alan Price told the Independent: “One manager rang and said everyone was looking at Twitter. It’s because of smart mobiles, which means technology is in front of everyone. Before you would buy the paper and go home and talk about it at home, where now people have access to information all the time and it is very hard to switch off from the outside world at work.”

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Price added that major media events such as the allegations will cause a spike in the number of calls they receive from HR staff and managers with an increase in the number of staff looking at their phones.

Price said: “Something like this normally lasts 24-48 hours, you see employers complaining about distractions.”

The lawyer advised firms and employers to have policies to deal with easily distracted staff, or those who spent a lot of time on their phone, but not to have strict policies that don’t allow phone checking while working.

According to the results of a YouGov study commissioned by Arvato UK one third of employees have admitted to checking emails, social media and text messages in meetings. People from London where the most likely to be distracted compared to those elsewhere, while men distracted more than women.

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  1. David Ham e ron geddit! The Tories are making a pigs ear out of the economy which is why they are unable to bring home the bacon.

  2. In all my years in recruitment and even in my careeers before coming to recruitment, I have seldom encountered such ridiculous and moronic assertions as we are seeing in the press, both the national broadcaster and print media as well as ‘specialist’ publications such as this.

    Revelations about an iinternecine spat between a politician and a political donor which has brought to light the disgusting, loutish, perverse nature of our spoilt, privileged classes and their grace & favour establishment attitudes are not going to harm productivity in the UK.

    What will harm productivity in the short term is the ideological assault in the poor and low paid by the Tories which will reduce income for SME’s and the supply chain that feeds them. Longer term, the assault on free school meals from the children of these people will create a dependent underclass in perpetuity as children struggle to get through a day while essentially living in abject poverty.

    So please, for goodness sake focus on th abuse of th population by a govt of fascists visiting a collective punishment on the whole country to punish a few benefit fraudsters, while praising and rewarding investment banking fraudsters.

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