Severe weather

londonstormWhen severe weather hits it can bring up a number of issues for employers around areas such as: pay, leave, safety and employee rights.

During floods or snow many employees may not be able to make it into work due to disruption to public transport and some businesses may be forced to close.

This can raise issues for employers around paying employees who are unable to make it into work.

Here employers can keep up-to-date with the latest news and guidance on severe weather and check their local weather forecast for the coming days.


Severe weather



Elsewhere on the web



Useful links


  • Highways Agency
    The official home page of the Highways Agency. Includes an interactive road map providing information on roadworks and expected delays on major roads in England.
  • Traffic Scotland
    The home page of Traffic Scotland. Includes live traffic conditions and planned roadworks for Scotland.
  • Traffic Wales
    The home page of the Welsh Assembly’s traffic information service. Includes critical traffic alerts and roadworks information for Wales.
  • TrafficWatch (NI)
    The home page of the Northern Ireland’s traffic information service. Includes live traffic bulletins and traffic watch cameras.
  • Transport for London
    Information on all forms of public transport in London, including routes, maps, journey planner and online tickets sales.
  • National Rail
    Current services bulletin for National Rail Enquiries, includes details of scheduled and unscheduled changes to timetables.