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Best and worst places for work-life balance

by LLB Reporter
23rd Jul 18 7:16 am

New research from Dreams, the UK bed specialist, has found we are a nation of over-timers and this is having a negative impact on family life, social lives and even our sleep.

Three in five workers (62%) across the UK are working overtime every week, clocking up an average of four extra hours per week, rising to six hours per week in London and the North East.

Many workers are sacrificing social plans at least once a week (62%) and working extra hours in the evenings (22%) to keep up with to-do lists. 69% even say working overtime is creating tension in their household.

Regional breakdowns of key findings

Number of hours spent working outside of contracted hours each week – broken down by region

Region

Hours working overtime

London

   6 hours – equivalent to 36 days per year

North East

   6 hours – equivalent to 36 days per year

East Midlands

   4 hours – equivalent to 24 days per year

North West

   4 hours – equivalent to 24 days per year

South East

   4 hours – equivalent to 24 days per year

South West

   4 hours – equivalent to 24 days per year

West Midlands

   4 hours – equivalent to 24 days per year

Yorkshire

   4 hours – equivalent to 24 days per year

East Anglia

  2 hours – equivalent to 12 days per year

Scotland

   1 hour – equivalent to 6 days per year

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