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The majority of employees are football fans so I expect to have a high level of requests for early finishes or holidays. What do I do?

As an employer you need to manage your staff levels to ensure that your business is productive. You should follow your company's leave policy but you may wish to look at other alternatives such as flexible working arrangements or allowing the matches to be screen on TV at work. It is important to be fair and act consistently with all staff.