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Nearly Half of Small Business Owners Miss Christmas

Nearly Half of Small Business Owners Miss Christmas

Almost half (49%) of the UK’s small business owners worked on Christmas Day last year, according to Zurich’s latest SME Risk Index, with 32% working across email and another 18% actually going into the office. The research indicated the challenges of achieving work/life balance with a further 9% having admitted to missing their child’s naivety play and 13% having missed the Christmas party. Overall, business owners are missing out on important time off. 14% of entrepreneurs surveyed were still yet to take annual leave in 2015 while 18% had not had more than 10 days off in the year. Jason Eatock, head of small and medium business at Zurich, said: “It will come as no surprise to small and medium enterprises that despite commonly held views about the lifestyle benefits of working for yourself... »