Working too hard? Call for the government to address work-life balance

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Working too hard? Call for the government to address work-life balance
22nd October 2014

Londoners are the most overworked in the country, according to a new study.

More than 60 per cent of the workforce in the capital say they work too many hour each week - the highest in the UK. 

A third also claim they check their emails outside of work and a further 28 per cent say they feel overwhelmed by ‘modern working life’. 

The study, by Travelzoo, shows that almost three-quarters of Londoners think the Government should do more to redress the work-life balance. 

Psychologist Dr. Linda Papadopoulos highlights other countries in Europe as finding the good balance. 

In the Netherlands working four days a week is common.

In France the government has introduced a 35-hour week and ministers in Germany are on the verge of banning work emails after 6pm.


The Not The One Show panel gave their thoughts on our working hours and whether it's time for the population to start taking it a little easier. 

Tonight, the Not The One Show panel were: Lucy Frederick, comedian and former model, Jo Tilley, journalist and blogger and actor Matt Lacey. 

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