12/05/2009 - 15:55

Most SMEs in favour of daylight saving

12/05/2009 - 15:55

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Around two-thirds of small to medium enterprises in Western Australia are in favour of daylight saving with over 50 per cent of respondents to a new survey claiming the extra daylight increased business productivity.

Most SMEs in favour of daylight saving

Around two-thirds of small to medium enterprises in Western Australia are in favour of daylight saving with over 50 per cent of respondents to a new survey claiming the extra daylight increased business productivity.

The latest survey from KPMG comes days before Western Australians head to the polls this Saturday for the state's fourth referendum on daylight saving following the three year trial.

The survey found 66 per cent of survey respondents are in favour of daylight saving while over 70 per cent believe communications to the east coast improved during daylight saving.

More than 60 per cent of businesses said 'difficulties in communicating with east-coast businesses' would be the greatest impact on their business if daylight saving is not adopted.

Meantime, over 50 per cent of SMEs said daylight saving increased their business productivity either "significantly or moderately".

If the 'yes' vote is successful, daylight saving will be introduced permanently from the last Sunday in October to the last Sunday in March.

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