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One third of Small-business Owners to work at Christmas

More than a third of small-business owners are planning to work on Christmas Day or Boxing Day this year, research from business information site Freeindex has revealed. In a recent poll by Freeindex, 37% of small-business owners said they will need to carry out some work over the two bank holidays. Freeindex managing director, Martin Turner, said that many small-business owners find it difficult to switch off. “A lot of them are feeling the squeeze this year and are working around the clock to keep their heads above water. Unfortunately, this often means putting in extra hours during the holiday season.” “As an aside to work pressures, the ease with which remote working allows us to access the office from home means the temptation to answer work phone calls or emails dur... »