The World Cup 2018 will take place in Russia between Thursday, 14 June and Sunday, 15 July 2018, with 32 national football teams taking part, including England. Football match times in the UK will vary between 1pm and 8pm. Acas has now published new guidance explaining how employers worried about staff productivity should start planning now to reduce the impact the World Cup could have on their business. The guidance covers the following topics:
• Planning ahead
• Taking a flexible approach
• Time off
• Sickness absence
• Websites and social networking
• Drinking or being under the influence at work.