Fleet News

Fleet careers: Millions fail to take holidays

UK employees are failing to take annual leave, with almost two- thirds of staff not using their holiday allowance.

Findings from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) show almost half of employees are losing up to two weeks’ holiday every year – saving employers £3,500 million a year.

More than half of new fathers aare also failing to take their full two-week paternity leave, according to studies from ING Direct bank, which show 58% take less than a week off.

Jo Causon, director, marketing and corporate affairs at the CMI, said: ‘Britain continues to operate a long-hours culture but it is clear that employees are not afraid to work at this level providing they feel valued and are allowed to work more flexibly.’

Leave a comment for your chance to win £20 of John Lewis vouchers.

Every issue of Fleet News the editor picks his favourite comment from the past two weeks – get involved for your chance to appear in print and win!

Login to comment


No comments have been made yet.

Compare costs of your company cars

Looking to acquire new vehicles? Check how much they'll cost to run with our Car Running Cost calculator.

What is your BIK car tax liability?

The Fleet News car tax calculator lets you work out tax costs for both employer and employee