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FIRMS TOLD TO END 'LONG-HOURS CULTURE'

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The government will this autumn launch a campaign to encourage companies to end the long-hours culture, enabling pe...
The government will this autumn launch a campaign to encourage companies to end the long-hours culture, enabling people to see more of their families, reports The Times (p9).

Ministers believe that encouraging employers to adopt more family-friendly working practices will reduce marital breakdowns, help children's educational and emotional development - and boost the productivity of businesses.

The government will also publish guidelines for employers on how to introduce employment policies that allow workers to achieve a healthy work/life balance. A taskfoce, led by large companies such as BT, Lloyds TSB and Centrica, and set up with government money, will be charged with conducting research, promoting good practice and setting standards.
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