Most British workers are spending longer at their workplace for little or no gain in productivity, according to a landmark study being released this week.
More than two-thirds of employees say they are working longer hours than two years ago, but only 10% believe they are more productive.
The study of attitudes to work by the Smith Institute, a UK thinktank, also found that more than a quarter of staff believed their productivity had declined over the period.
Coming only a fortnight after the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) downgraded its forecast for productivity, the study will fuel concerns that British businesses are relying on cheap labour to work more hours in an effort to increase output……. Read full story