Workers outside London are calling for a congestion charges to be introduced across the country to relieve worsening travel conditions, according to research.
The Travel to Work survey of more 6,000 workers across the UK finds many staff feel increasing transport problems could be reduced in their cities if a charge was introduced similar to the one in London.
Almost half (46 per cent) are now late for work at least once a week, up 6 per cent on last year, and one in five (19 per cent) miss more than an hour week, up 7 per cent.
From Birmingham to Belfast, Glasgow to Gloucester almost a third of workers (31 per cent) think the introduction of congestion charging would improve their journey to work - if the money was reinvested in public transport - while only 22 per cent are against congestion charges.
The reed.co.uk survey study reveals that the weekly work time missed by the average UK employee has risen by seven minutes in the past year to 25 minutes, costing British businesses more than £6bn in lost productivity.