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Small business owners envision busy festive season

Everyone deserves to take a break at Christmas – even small business owners. But more than three quarters plan to work through the coming holidays.

A OnePoll survey of 500 small businesses owners on behalf of Xero found that as many as 17% plan to work through the holiday without a break, while 15 per cent plan to work more than half a day through the holidays, prioritising the bottom line above time off.

“These results highlight that even during a time like the festive season, it isn’t possible for most of them to switch off altogether,” said Gary Turner, managing director at accounting software firm Xero,

Younger respondents seemd to have a better work-life balance than their counterparts over 45, the Yorkshire Times reported.  Less than one in five 18 to 24 year olds and one in 10 25 to 34 year olds believe they need to improve work-life balance. This rose to around two in five for business owners aged 45 and over.