Christmas comes second to work for SME owners

By Anita Jaynes on 21 December, 2015

Milsted Langdon has commented on news that, according to Zurich’s latest SME Risk Index, 49 per cent of the UK’s small business owners worked on Christmas Day last year.

The research indicated the challenges of achieving a work-life balance, with a further nine per cent having admitted to missing their child’s nativity play and 13 per cent having missed the Christmas party.

Furthermore, the research went on to show that 14 per cent of decision makers have not taken any annual leave this year, whilst 18 per cent have not had more than 10 days off this year.

Nigel Fry, General Practice Partner at southwest-based Milsted Langdon said: “Missing big events and not taking holiday days shows the pressure that many small firms are under.” Nigel went on to say that Milsted Langdon can assist SMEs with a number of tasks that they may be trying to undertake on their own.

“This is a very busy time of the year for everyone, especially SMEs. In gearing up for Christmas, there are so many things to deal with, such as payroll, the self-assessment tax return, and the implications of auto-enrolment,” said Nigel. “I hope that everyone gets to enjoy the holidays and that’s why I’d like to remind SME owners that Milsted Langdon can help you with your backlog. We can pick up the pieces and help your business to run smoothly throughout the festive season and into 2016.

“We understand the pressures faced by SMEs and so we want to help business owners to achieve a healthy work-life balance and put Christmas back on the calendar,” concluded Nigel.

Milsted Langdon works across the South West with offices in Bath, Bristol, London, Taunton and Yeovil.  To find out more visit:

www.milsted-langdon.co.uk