Almost three-quarters of people claim they work more than their contracted hours, according to a survey by internet bank Intelligent Finance.

Seventy-three per cent said they worked longer hours than they were supposed to, with half claiming they regularly worked during the weekend and evenings.

Forty-four per cent said they often worked through their lunch break and 29 per cent took work home with them.

More than half admitted their long hours prevented them from spending time with their partner.

And one in five said they struggled to get home in time to see their children before they went to bed.

Tuesday August 03, 2004