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Britons want to work more?

So, the FT has an article which claims that “Britons want to work more”. Evidence for this it cites data which shows that since 2008 the number of people who would work more hours if they were available has moved significantly ahead of the number of people who think they are working too many hours. To me, the obvious explaination for this is that since 2008 we have seen a fall in real wages for most people at the same time as an increase in unemployment, a significant increase in rental costs, and real-terms cuts to several benefits.

Seems to me the evidence doesn’t say that people “want” to work more – it says they are being bloody forced to work more.

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