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Issue No. 1811

JUST 44 percent of Britain's workers take their full holiday entitlement, a new report revealed this week. One in five people take less than a quarter of what they are owed, according to the internet jobs site

British workers have the right to a minimum of 20 days paid leave a year-11 days less than the average for the EU. The top reasons for not taking holidays were 'there is too much work to do', it might damage a worker's career or even put them first in line for redundancies.

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Sat 3 Aug 2002, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1811
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