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UK employees work on average two-and-a-half weeks longer than their EU counterparts over the course of a year, new analysis has found, but does it make it a more productive nation? Ashleigh Webber looks at the UK’s long-hours culture and whether a four-day working week could ever take off.

The UK has been named the “unpaid overtime capital of Europe”, with ADP research suggesting that full time employees worked an average of 6.3 hours per week without pay – equating to more than £5,000 of their time per year.


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