Small Business

U.K. Small Businesses Enjoy Less Regulation, Shorter Work Week

Sounds pretty sweet, really


British small business owners work fewer hours than their counterparts in the US, Germany, Spain, France and the Netherlands, researchers have claimed.

 A survey of 3,000 small companies across the six countries found that British entrepreneurs have the shortest working weeks, clocking up an average of 38.5 hours a week, while Germans have the longest, at more than 47 hours.

Surprisingly, British companies also reported being less adversely affected by red tape than business owners in any of the other countries featured in the survey.