UK employees endure the worst work-life balance in Europe
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.