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SME owners working harder than ever

The latest Zurich SME Risk Index, compiled shortly before the EU referendum, shows that the owners of small businesses are forgoing time off in order to keep driving towards growth.

According to the research, two out of five (43%) small business decision-makers in Britain do not have a holiday of more than five working days booked in the next 12 months. This is a stark rise compared with last year, when it was reported as 29% (less than three in ten).

In addition, two out of five (43%) small business decision-makers in Britain do not have a holiday of more than five working days booked in the next 12 months. This is a stark rise compared with last year, when it was reported as 29% (less than three in ten).  This is not the first time SME owners have prioritised work over time off, with previous years showing similar results.

Anne Griffiths, Head of SME Propositions at Zurich UK, says: “…the sheer responsibility of owning a business is clearly weighing heavy on business owners’ shoulders. It is imperative that small business owners are making use of all the support available to them to make sure their businesses are healthy and stable enough to take some well-deserved time off.”