The UK doesn’t compare very well to its EU neighbours when it comes to making sure employees strike a good work-life balance.
The UK has fewer bank holidays than its EU neighbours and Britons work longer hours, partly thanks to the UK government opting-out of EU rules preventing employers from forcing people to work more than 48 hours a week. Even Sunday opening hours for shop workers aren’t sacred, after George Osborne changed the rules so that shops can stay open longer.
But some companies seem to have got the balance right. Glassdoor, a website where employees review their managers, have put together a list of the 20 companies with the best work-life balance in the UK, based on user contributions.
With marcus evans 19th!