I have to question whether the Department of Health's flu pandemic testing is really the best use of UK.taxpayers' money.

I have to question whether the Department of Health's flu pandemic testing is really the best use of UK.taxpayers' money.

The government's own chief medical officer Sir Liam Donaldson believes it is a matter of when, not if, a flu pandemic develops over the next few years, which will result in a sustained period of business disruption.

Yet what is currently being done to educate UK employers about how they can prepare for it?.

Enabling flexible and home working is not just the only sensible solution to society's current challenges, but a fail-safe and economic approach that will enable real continuity in the face of forthcoming business and economic upheaval.

There is no reason why organisations should be reliant on workers being able to physically access a central location. Many successful companies today have been built on the effective use of remote workers.

Graham Chick, chief executive, GemaTech