According to a new report, employees in Britain stay behind late and are among Europe's hardest workers.
Brits work for an average of 41.4 hours per week, just above the European average of 40, according to the European Foundation for the Improvement of Working Conditions annual study, reported Personnel Today.
France, Italy and Denmark were found to put in the lowest amount of hours a week compared to their neighbours.
Countries which have gained admittance to the European Union recently were found to work less than the European average by the study.
Europeans take an average of 25.2 fully paid holidays annually, the results also revealed.
British executives are looking for jobs in foreign climes, research from recruitment website Experteer would suggest, as recent figures found that the UK saw an eight per cent outflow of high-level employees over the last year.