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The best and worst countries for paid annual leave revealed

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We could all use some time off, especially under the extremely stressful times we currently live in. Rest can do wonders for our creativity and problem-solving, and neglecting time off work can have an impact on work productivity.  In fact, 70% of workers agree that they feel fatigued if they go too long without a break. […]

Employees failing to take holiday risk their mental wellbeing and performance

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Four out of ten employees have taken less holiday since the pandemic, according to new research. A new study from Acas and YouGov found that 39% of UK workers took less paid time off work during the COVID-19 pandemic compared to the year before, with employees from small and medium-sized businesses the least likely to take paid […]

Can your boss stop you from going on holiday…?

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By Aleksandra Traczyk, Solicitor, Winckworth Sherwood… The vaccination programme so far has been very successful in the UK and we are all now allowing ourselves to see the light at the end of the tunnel – daydreaming about holiday destinations. The Government has implemented a traffic light system of green, amber and red countries in […]

Have you booked annual leave yet…? Get in quick!

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Requests for annual leave have spiked five-fold since following the easing of restrictions, according to a new report. Data from global HR software and employment law advice firm, BrightHR has revealed a surge in annual leave requests submitted from workers in England, following the Prime Minister’s latest announcement that restrictions will be eased further on […]

Complimentary holidays to NHS staff in 2021

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7Pines Kempinski Ibiza has joined forces with local entrepreneurs, hotel owners, residents and hospitality businesses across Europe who are collectively aiming to provide holidays for healthcare workers in 2021. Together for Healthcare Heroes (T4HH) is a non-profit organisation born in Ibiza, endorsed by the Government of Ibiza (Consell d’Eivissa) and the United Nations World Tourism […]

Six in ten Brits intend to give ‘experiences’ instead of material gifts this year

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Six in ten Brits intend to give ‘experiences’ instead of material gifts this year, as the pandemic makes them appreciate living in the moment. Three quarters of 2,000 adults surveyed said they would get more of a kick out of an event or something to do rather than a physical item as people long for […]

Employers ‘should be encouraging workers to take annual leave’ to support mental wellbeing

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With the August Bank holiday coming up and because many people have delayed their holidays due to the pandemic, employers are being urged to remind workers about the importance of taking annual leave for their mental wellbeing. Recently the NHS Confederation highlighted that doctors are seeing a rise in people reporting severe mental health difficulties, following […]

Warning on pending annual leave crisis due to Coronavirus

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The coronavirus pandemic has seen 46% of full-time employees cancelling an average of seven days of annual leave, new research shows, highlighting an incoming annual leave crisis for employers. The survey of 2002 full-time UK workers, carried out by timetastic.co.uk, also found that 36% of employees haven’t heard anything from their employers regarding what will happen […]

How to banish post-holiday blues from the workplace

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By David Price, Health Assured CEO and workplace wellbeing expert It’s summer, and it’s time to get away. Everyone’s jetting off to faraway climes—whether you enjoy the blazing sunshine or the Arctic blizzards, it’s the time of year to get away, relax and take your mind off work for a couple of weeks. Thing is, […]

44% of Brits not using their holiday allowance

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23% ended their last working year with more than 5 days holiday not taken. Forty-four per cent of Brits aren’t using their full holiday allowance, according to new data from tombola. A survey of the nation exposed the depth of the problem, with respondents citing that they are too busy at work or don’t have anywhere […]


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