A new YouGov survey in conjunction with Teneo Blue Rubicon and McDonald’s reveals that almost six in ten (58%) UK workers would choose to start work earlier than 9am if they could leave earlier than 5pm.
The survey, conducted among over 1,800 UK workers, shows that just 6% of UK workers are working a ‘normal’ 9-5 day. Almost four in ten (37%) in the UK who work full time say that they would most like to work between 8am and 4pm. Working from 7am to 3pm is preferential to working 9am-5pm (21% vs 16% respectively) but working 10am to 6pm is favoured by 11% of those working full time jobs.

It is important to people of all stages and different ages, with almost four in five (78%) of parents who work flexibly saying it allows them to juggle work with family commitments, and 83% of students stating that flexible working allows them to juggle work with studying.