06/02/2014 10:51 GMT | Updated 28/04/2014 08:59 BST

8 Ways The Tube Strikes Are Fantastic For London Business

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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 05: Commuters crowd on to a tube at Oxford Street station on February 5, 2014, in London, England. Today marks the first full day of a 48 hour strike by London underground workers. Workers on London's Underground train system began strike action at 9:00 pm on Tuesday February 4, causing chaos for commuters arriving for work this morning. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

London's tube strike may frustrate thousands of Londoners, but there is an upside from the RMT union's decision to bring the London Underground to a halt.

The London Chambers of Commerce estimate that the tube strikes cost London business £50 million a day, but there are a variety of benefits for staff and firms that plan for this by embracing flexible working and allowing employees to work from home.

Here are eight reasons the tube strikes could be fantastic news for businesses as staff are able to dodge the commuting grind and not waste time on London's glacial transport system.

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