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Rising number of UK employees work on Christmas Eve

The holiday season may traditionally be a time to celebrate and relax with loved ones, but more than half of Britons will be working this Christmas Eve, according to one study.

Research by a major retail outlet suggests that some 63% of people will be in the office today. Around half of those who choose to work on Christmas Eve do so in order to help fund their festive celebrations.

Meanwhile, some 30% of the employees surveyed said they will even work on Christmas Day, with younger staff members and women more likely to work at this time.

An estimated 60% of employees will even be checking their emails over the holiday period.