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One in six Britons ‘under the influence' at work

07 June 2006

UK Hospitality workers are the most likely to underperform in the workplace due to the effects of alcohol, according to a new report.

Alcohol in the Workplace by insurer Royal & SunAlliance found that along with employees in the manufacturing sector, hotel and catering staff were most likely to be nursing a hangover the next day at work.

The research suggests the hospitality industry's reputation as a "work hard, play hard" industry is alive and (un)well.

Royal Sun & Alliance predicts 2.9 million people are planning to leave work early to watch a match during the World Cup tournament, with 1.4 million workers set to leave work to watch a game before returning.

However, this could be risky, with the insurer claiming as many as a quarter of all workplace accidents can be attributed to alcohol, with one in six employees "under the influence" while at work.

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By Alex Kenny

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