A retailer was forced to send a member of staff home after being unable to pay him, following a drop in footfall caused by emergency roadworks being carried out by Electricity North West

Leah Brooks, of Stalybridge Post Office in Cheshire, said: “The works have made it hard for customers to access the store, which has made it difficult to pay staff because we aren’t making money. We have demanded recompense for this issue, which has been denied, as it was deemed not to be disruptive to the business.”

John Pietsch, transmission south manager at Electricity North West, said: “The enquiry has been raised and we are meeting the customer onsite on Thursday.”

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