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Research shows 1 in 10 London managers took no annual leave in 2011

With a new survey suggesting that as many as one in 10 London managers have not taken any of their holiday entitlement this year, has annual leave become a casualty of the economic downturn?

The survey, by job site Londonlovesjobs, polled 500 London-based middle managers. The results also revealed that 15% of 45-54 year olds had not taken any time off in 2011 at all, while one in five would use only half of their holiday allowance and 70% of managers would fail to use at least a quarter of their holiday allowance.

The results suggest that many companies are finding it hard to balance their needs with the needs of their employees, and that many employees are suffering as businesses struggle to weather the economic storm. While employers may be unwilling to let staff take their full holiday entitlement this year, giving employees cause to be reluctant to take a holiday could have disastrous effects on morale and productivity, and could lead to longer-term problems of stress and related wellbeing issues.

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