Majority of contractors are working harder than ‘permies’ over the festive period

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Umbrella company contractors might relate to a recent survey, which implies that those who are self-employed are taking less time off over Christmas compared to their permanent counterparts.

According to the survey of 333 self-employed workers, which was compiled by Contractor Calculator, 31% said that they will be taking less than a week off over Christmas and 45% will still be carrying out tasks for their clients during the festive season.

Interestingly, 80% said that they will not be attending their client’s Christmas party, and 56% said that all they want for Christmas is a hug…

Dave Chaplin, CEO and founder of Contractor Calculator, commented on these recent findings, “It is no surprise that all freelancers and contractors want for Christmas this year is a big hug. It’s been a tough year for them with more legislation and red tape getting in their way and the UK’s self-employed workers want to feel loved, appreciated and acknowledged for the hard work they do for UK plc throughout the year.

“The figures tell us that they are taking less time off over Christmas than employees with nearly half working over the festive season. They don’t have time to go shopping so have to shop online.  And they don’t even get to party at Christmas. Let’s hope they get the hugs they deserve.”

Daniele Cantello is an Contract Manager for Contractor Umbrella Ltd, one of the UK’s Most Respected Umbrella Companies. Learn more about Daniele on Google.

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