UK em­ploy­ees en­dure the worst work-life bal­ance in Europe

Western Daily Press (Saturday) - - Business -

UK em­ploy­ees have the poor­est work-life bal­ance in Western Europe, hav­ing less time to re­lax than peo­ple in other coun­tries, a new study sug­gests.

Re­search by footwear firm Ma­habis in­di­cated that work­ers in Scan­dana­vian coun­tries en­joyed the health­i­est bal­ance be­tween work and per­sonal time.

A study of 20 coun­tries placed the UK in 16th po­si­tion, ahead of Greece, the US, Ja­pan and South Korea.

More than one in eight adults in the UK work more than 50 hours a week, putting in far more longer than work­ers across Western Europe, said the re­port.

Ma­habis founder Ankur Shah said: ‘The stresses and strains of mod­ern life has seen peo­ple’s work-life bal­ance suf­fer.”

Ma­habis op­er­ates a four-day work­ing week.

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