Businesses risk going up in smoke.(News)

Businesses across the UK are risking their premises, employees and even their very existence by not taking enough measures to minimise the growing threat of arson, according to a survey by Croner Consulting.

With government figures now putting the annual cost of arson to the OK economy at well over 2bn [pounds sterling], a survey by business advisors Croner has found that 52 per cent of companies do not take any specific precautions against arson attacks.

Only 35 per cent of health and safety professionals who responded to the survey say they do have arson prevention measures in place, while a significant 13 per cent are unsure of their company policy on the subject. …

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