Fifth of small business owners take no more than a week off


It found 70 per cent of UK small firm owners do not have a good enough work-life balance to take a holiday. For one in ten, even the idea of a few days’ leave is off-limits, unless absolutely essential.

Finance, cashflow and paperwork top the list of business headaches, with the small firm owner spending the equivalent of 48 days a year on administration, while more than 40 per cent average a six or seven-day week, as reported by the the Daily Mail.

The results follow a series of research into small businesses, which found that small business owners are also more stressed, and also more likely to work whilst on holiday.

Dave Hobday, Worldpay’s UK managing director, said: ‘Small business owners need a holiday more than most, but worries mean they often spend summer on the shop floor instead of the sun lounger.’