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    World Cup fever to sweep UK offices – But how much will it cost your business?

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    New research has found that British workers have tactics in place to keep up with the eagerly-awaited tournament, including pulling sickies, streaming games discreetly and keeping an eye on social media. Almost one million workers say they’ll feign illness, costing employers a staggering £99,793,529 in lost hours, while three million aim to keep tabs on […]

    The coolest thing in 2018? Reusable coffee cups

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    Reusable coffee cups have topped a list of the coolest things in 2018, followed by going on holiday to an unusual destination and going to the gym. A poll of 2,000 UK adults found one in 10 agreed rain macs are now ‘cooler’ than leather jackets, and brunch has beaten lunch and breakfast as the […]

    Brits prioritising work over their own health

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    Almost two thirds of British workers feel uncomfortable taking time off work when they’re ill, according to new research. Employee services firm Personal Group and online doctor service videoDoc have unveiled the findings of a nationally representative survey of 2,496 UK employees on their attitudes and behaviours around work ‘presenteeism’ (working while sick) and illness […]

    What’s for dinner tonight? (Or do you call it tea?)

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    Forget ‘Laurel or Yanny’, the question that’s long divided offices and homes is ‘dinner or tea’? And who’s right? New YouGov analysis among more than 42,000 English people reveals that across England as a whole, the majority (57 per cent) call it ‘dinner’, while just over a third (36 per cent) opt for ‘tea’. The […]

    Are you taking life too seriously? You’re not alone

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    Six in 10 Brits admit they take life too seriously, according to a study conducted by Nestle, which presumably thinks its chocolate can help turn those frowns upside down. Its researchers in white coats polled 2,000 UK adults and found most are so caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life they’re losing their […]

    Money worries biggest stress (and skin complaint) trigger in the UK

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    Money worries have topped a poll of the biggest stress triggers in the UK, according to a poll of 2,000 adults aged 18-34, conducted by Garnier PureActive. The survey revealed that the age group, saddled with student debt on top of having to pay adult bills, are more than twice as likely to suffer from […]

    40% of British workers take just half of their annual leave

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    The holiday season is looming, but a new report by Glassdoor has revealed that two in five will take just half of their leave entitlement, and many will take their laptops along with them. The survey of 2,000 employees found that the average employee takes just 62 per cent of their allowance. Of those that […]

    The average Brit will spend TEN YEARS watching TV in their lifetime

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    Brits will spend 10 years watching TV in their lifetime, according to eye-opening research from Perfect Home. There’s so much data in the survey, which polled 2,000 UK adults in April this year, that’s it’s been condensed into the handy infographic below. But headline findings (aside for the 10 years of shame), include: Brits will watch […]

    Healthcare, birthdays off and gym membership – the work perks Brits want most

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    Private healthcare, an extra day’s holiday on their birthday and free gym membership are among the perks Brits want from employers, according to a study from office supplies specialist Lyreco. Researchers polled 2,000 office workers to identify the benefits they would like to see from their place of work – including flexible working hours, a […]

    THIS is the cheapest time to book a hotel room

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    If, like 98 per cent of PA Life readers, you are responsible for booking hotel rooms, this data could help you save your company’s accommodation budget. According to Vouchercloud, four weeks in advance is the optimum time to book a room, saving you up to 15 per cent on the price. The data – which […]