Study suggests UK employees 'work longest hours in EU'

17 Apr 2019

A study carried out by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has suggested that UK employees 'work the longest hours in the EU'.

According to the study, full-time employees in the UK worked an average of 42 hours per week in 2018. Employees in countries such as Ireland, Italy, France and Belgium worked an average of 39 hours a week, the study revealed.

The TUC also suggested that employees in other EU countries are 'more productive' than UK workers, despite EU employees working fewer hours.

Commenting on the study, Frances O'Grady, General Secretary of the TUC, said: 'Britain's long hours culture is nothing to be proud of. It's robbing workers of a decent home life and time with their loved ones. Overwork, stress and exhaustion have become the new normal.

'Other countries have shown that reducing working hours isn't only good for workers, it can boost productivity.

'As new technology changes our economy, the benefits should be shared by working people. That means shorter hours, more time with family and friends, and decent pay for everyone.'

Register for our newsletter

Once a month we'll send you an email packed full of essential business news and handy tax tips to help save you money.

Register

Weston-super-Mare

34 Boulevard
Weston-super-Mare
Somerset
BS23 1NF

01934 415022

Cheddar

Bath Street
Cheddar
Somerset
BS27 3AA

01934 743274


Home | Contact us | Accessibility | Disclaimer & Privacy Policy | Help | Site map |

© 2019 Four Fifty Partnership. All rights reserved.

We use cookies on this website, you can find more information about cookies here.


Registered to carry on audit work in the UK and Ireland by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Details about our audit registration can be found at auditregister.org.uk under the reference C001092613.

"four fifty partnership" is a trading name of Four Fifty Partnership Limited. Registered in England. Company Number 5032008. Registered Office 34 Boulevard, Weston super Mare, Somerset BS23 1NF.

Directors: Richard Acreman BSc CTA, Joy Boswell FCCA FCA, Peter Ison BA FCA and Nick Gravell FCCA FCA.

Professional Indemnity Insurers: Nexus Underwriting Limited 52-56 Leadenhall Street, London EC3A 2EB (Policy Number: BC6210PIA194). The territorial coverage is worldwide excluding professional business carried out from an office in the United States of America or Canada and excludes any action for a claim brought in any court in the United States of America or Canada.