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Britons not taking full holiday allocations


Nearly half of young Britons are not taking their full holiday allocation, it has been revealed.

According to figures from Original Travel, 41 per cent of workers are not using their full annual holiday entitlement.

This rises to 70 per cent among bosses - reflecting the trend for Britons to spend ever-increasing time at their place of work and the pressure under which we are working.

Commenting on the results, Tom Barber, director of Original Travel, said: "The average Brit now receives over 100 emails a day, so people are increasingly reluctant to go away for long periods and risk facing an unmanageable workload when they return.

"By taking shorter breaks regularly, they can ensure that there is not such a heavy build up of work whilst they are away but still enjoy the health and productivity benefits of a holiday"

Chief among the reasons given for not taking the full holiday entitlement was being too busy (24 per cent), while 20 per cent of respondents said that work pressures had prompted their decision.

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