P212 CEEFAX 2 212 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/18       WORLD CUP FEVER COULD COST UK £1bn World Cup-crazy workers slipping away from the job to watch vital clashes could cost the UK economy more than £1bn, says a leading economist. Maurice Fitzpatrick estimates that businesses stand to lose out this month and next becausj of workjrs taking time off to take in the soccer. His calculations assume that one in three of UK employees will each take seven hours out of their working time during the World Cup, costing evjry business £19 an hour per worker. World Cup Index 302 Weather 400 Savings Guide 250 Front Page 100 Next News ShawShare MoneyFile Main Menu