I’m very pleased that Kate and Wills are going to tie the knot and I’ll be sending them a card in the post soon. My staff are understandably over the moon having a day off to either watch the wedding or go to Alton Towers. My only concern is that in the current economy who is picking up the bill for all this extra days holiday and the how industry and business will make up for a lost days production and revenue. Many employers believe that small businesses in particular would suffer because of lost sales, while many feel that some companies would effectively be shut down for the 11-day period because many staff would take the three-day week as annual leave. The CBI has calculated previously that such breaks COST the economy Â£6 BILLION in lost productivity and overtime payments. On the good side retail analysts estimated that the benefit to the British economy could be as much as Â£6 million. But since I’m in the service sector I guess I wont be seeing any of this in my sales figures. On the other hands with the wedding expected to claw back up to Â£1 billion in extra tourist revenues and sales of memorabilia, I’m kind of hoping that I and many other business will be getting a cheque from some of that pot of money from someone. As an small agency with 12 staff it will cost me about Â£6,000 in lost income, staff salary and clawback time for the missing day. Now I may not be a financial guru but if I quickly work out the maths – Â£6 Billion loss + Â£1 Billion gain in Candy floss,picture mugs and tins of biscuit + Â£6 million benefits = Big Bloody LOSS!!!! If David Cameron or the Queen is logged onto DF could you PM me ( no pun) me with full details of how I get my cheque for lost revenue back and also how small businesses can help boost the failing British economy after taking yet another hit in the face?