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FDA Working Hours Survey 2017

Q1 Do you regularly work longer than you


are contracted to work each week?
Answered: 1,433 Skipped: 0

No

1-2 hours

3-4 hours

5-6 hours

7-8 hours

9-10 hours

11-12 hours

13-14 hours

15+ hours

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Answer Choices Responses

No 9.28% 133

1-2 hours 12.56% 180

3-4 hours 18.14% 260

5-6 hours 18.84% 270

7-8 hours 12.84% 184

9-10 hours 11.86% 170

11-12 hours 5.72% 82

13-14 hours 2.79% 40

15+ hours 7.96% 114

Total 1,433

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Q2 If you work excess hours, do you keep a


record of them?
Answered: 1,400 Skipped: 33

Yes

No

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Answer Choices Responses

Yes 56.79% 795

No 43.21% 605

Total 1,400

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FDA Working Hours Survey 2017

Q3 If you work excess hours, does your


employer keep a record of them?
Answered: 1,400 Skipped: 33

Yes

No

Don't know

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Answer Choices Responses

Yes 21.07% 295

No 70.79% 991

Don't know 8.14% 114

Total 1,400

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FDA Working Hours Survey 2017

Q4 Have you signed an opt-out to the


Working Time Directive?
Answered: 1,386 Skipped: 47

Yes

No

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Answer Choices Responses

Yes 4.18% 58

No 95.82% 1,328

Total 1,386

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FDA Working Hours Survey 2017

Q5 In your view, is the working of excessive


hours a problem in your
department/agency?
Answered: 1,430 Skipped: 3

Yes

No

Not sure

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Answer Choices Responses

Yes 66.99% 958

No 14.83% 212

Not sure 18.18% 260

Total 1,430

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FDA Working Hours Survey 2017

Q6 Has your department/agency taken


steps to reduce excess hours?
Answered: 1,420 Skipped: 13

Yes

No

Don't know

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Answer Choices Responses

Yes 17.25% 245

No 58.80% 835

Don't know 23.94% 340

Total 1,420

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FDA Working Hours Survey 2017

Q7 What policies does your


department/agency have in place to help
you with your work/life balance? Please
select all that apply.
Answered: 1,417 Skipped: 16

Compressed
hours

Term-time
working

Annualised
hours

Home working

Recorded
formal...

There are no
policies in...

Other (please
specify)

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Answer Choices Responses

Compressed hours 72.90% 1,033

Term-time working 45.24% 641

Annualised hours 20.04% 284

Home working 66.27% 939

Recorded formal flexi-time 59.00% 836

There are no policies in place 5.29% 75

Other (please specify) 16.65% 236

Total Respondents: 1,417

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FDA Working Hours Survey 2017

Q8 If your organisation does allow flexible


working arrangements, do you feel able to
use them?
Answered: 1,394 Skipped: 39

Yes

No

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Answer Choices Responses

Yes 61.12% 852

No 38.88% 542

Total 1,394

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FDA Working Hours Survey 2017

Q9 If you answered No to the previous


question, why do you feel unable to use the
arrangements?
Answered: 591 Skipped: 842

The nature of
my post is n...

The post could


be suitable ...

I am afraid
that flexibl...

I am conscious
of the burde...

Flexible
working is n...

Working
flexibly wou...

Other (please
specify)

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Answer Choices Responses

The nature of my post is not suitable for flexible working 15.06% 89

The post could be suitable for flexible working, but my line management will not make the necessary adjustments 3.21% 19

I am afraid that flexible working would be seen as a sign of less than full commitment to my department/agency 12.35% 73

I am conscious of the burden my flexible working might put on my colleagues 3.55% 21

Flexible working is not encouraged at my grade 18.78% 111

Working flexibly would only lead to more work out of contracted hours, in order to keep on top of my workload volume 27.58% 163

Other (please specify) 19.46% 115

Total 591

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FDA Working Hours Survey 2017

Q10 Were you able to take your full annual


leave entitlement last year?
Answered: 1,422 Skipped: 11

Yes

No

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Answer Choices Responses

Yes 49.79% 708

No 50.21% 714

Total 1,422

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FDA Working Hours Survey 2017

Q11 If you answered No to the previous


question, why was that? Please select all
that apply.
Answered: 716 Skipped: 717

I was refused
leave by my...

I did not feel


able to take...

I did not feel


able to take...

I sold some
leave back t...

I wanted to
save up some...

I had carried
forward a le...

Personal
reasons

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Answer Choices Responses

I was refused leave by my line manager 3.07% 22

I did not feel able to take leave because of my workload 57.12% 409

I did not feel able to take leave because of my teams workload 33.38% 239

I sold some leave back to my department/agency 4.47% 32

I wanted to save up some leave to carry over to the next year 24.30% 174

I had carried forward a leave deficit from a previous year 32.96% 236

Personal reasons 8.80% 63

Total Respondents: 716

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FDA Working Hours Survey 2017

Q12 Would you like the flexibility to buy/sell


a proportion of your annual leave?
Answered: 1,424 Skipped: 9

Yes

No

I am already
able to do this

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Answer Choices Responses

Yes 53.51% 762

No 31.25% 445

I am already able to do this 15.24% 217

Total 1,424

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FDA Working Hours Survey 2017

Q13 In the last 12 months have you worked


while on sick or annual leave?
Answered: 1,422 Skipped: 11

Yes

No

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Answer Choices Responses

Yes 68.57% 975

No 31.43% 447

Total 1,422

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FDA Working Hours Survey 2017

Q14 On an average working day, how much


of your time is spent commuting to and
from work?
Answered: 1,425 Skipped: 8

Less than 1
hour

1 hour

1 hour 30
minutes

2 hours

2 hours 30
minutes

More than 3
hours

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Answer Choices Responses

Less than 1 hour 24.00% 342

1 hour 15.37% 219

1 hour 30 minutes 19.79% 282

2 hours 19.37% 276

2 hours 30 minutes 11.51% 164

More than 3 hours 9.96% 142

Total 1,425

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FDA Working Hours Survey 2017

Q15 Are you required to work at more than


one office location and has this requirement
contributed to an increase in your working
hours?
Answered: 1,419 Skipped: 14

Yes

No

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Answer Choices Responses

Yes 29.60% 420

No 70.40% 999

Total 1,419

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FDA Working Hours Survey 2017

Q16 Has working excess hours adversely


affected your general wellbeing?
Answered: 1,418 Skipped: 15

Yes

No

Sometimes

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Answer Choices Responses

Yes 36.81% 522

No 24.05% 341

Sometimes 39.14% 555

Total 1,418

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FDA Working Hours Survey 2017

Q19 What is your current grade (or the


closest equivalent)?
Answered: 1,427 Skipped: 6

HEO

SEO

Grade 7

Grade 6

SCS

Fast Stream

Other (please
specify)

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Answer Choices Responses

HEO 2.10% 30

SEO 4.20% 60

Grade 7 39.03% 557

Grade 6 27.96% 399

SCS 13.45% 192

Fast Stream 6.80% 97

Other (please specify) 6.45% 92

Total 1,427

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FDA Working Hours Survey 2017

Q20 Which department/agency do you work


for?
Answered: 1,396 Skipped: 37

HMRC

Foreign and
Commonwealth...

Scottish
Government

Department for
Work and...

Home Office

Office for
Standards in...

Government
Legal...

Procurator
Fiscal Servi...

Department for
Business,...

Department for
Education

Education
Scotland

Ministry of
Defence

Department of
Health

Crown
Prosecution...

Department for
Transport

House of
Commons

Cabinet Office

Department for
Environment...

Welsh

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Government

Ministry of
Justice

Department for
Internationa...

Other (civil
service)

Other (NDPBs)

HM Treasury

Department for
Internationa...

Office for
National...

National
Offender...

Northern
Ireland Civi...

British Museum

Department for
Communities ...

HM Courts and
Tribunals...

Land Registry

Department for
Exiting the...

Health and
Safety...

Legal Aid
Agency

National
Archives

National
Records of...

Office of the
Parliamentar...

Department for
Culture, Med...

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Estyn

Public Health
England

Serious Fraud
Office

UK Statistics
Authority

Charity
Commission

Church
Commissioners

Competition
and Markets...

Defence
Science and...

Medical
Research...

National Crime
Agency

Office of Gas
and Electric...

Other (museums
and galleries)

Attorney
Generals Office

British Council

Care
Inspectorate

Civil Service
Resourcing

Department of
Employment a...

Disclosure and
Barring Service

Education
Funding Agency

Forestry
Commission

Her Majestys
Court Service

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Intellectual
Property Office

Metropolitan
Police

Office of Rail
Regulation

Public
Prosecution...

Social Care
and Social W...

UK Visas and
Immigration

Youth Justice
Board

ACAS

British Library

Child
Maintenance ...

Department for
Social...

Department of
Agriculture ...

Department of
Finance &...

Department of
Justice NI

Food Standards
Agency

Heritage
Lottery Fund...

HM CPS
Inspectorate

Imperial War
Museum

Independent
Police...

Information
Commissioner...

Legal Services
Agency NI

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National
Assembly for...

National
Gallery

National
Portrait...

Northern
Ireland Office

Office of the
First Minist...

Office of the
Official...

Parliamentary
& Health...

Rural Payments
Agency

Scotland Office

Scottish
Parliament

UK Trade &
Investment

Valuation
Office Agency

Victoria and
Albert Museum

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Answer Choices Responses

HMRC 30.59% 427

Foreign and Commonwealth Office 6.59% 92

Scottish Government 5.44% 76

Department for Work and Pensions 5.16% 72

Home Office 5.09% 71

Office for Standards in Education 3.65% 51

Government Legal Department 3.58% 50

Procurator Fiscal Service (Crown Office) 2.94% 41

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 2.79% 39

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Department for Education 2.58% 36

Education Scotland 2.51% 35

Ministry of Defence 2.36% 33

Department of Health 2.29% 32

Crown Prosecution Service 1.79% 25

Department for Transport 1.79% 25

House of Commons 1.58% 22

Cabinet Office 1.43% 20

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs 1.43% 20

Welsh Government 1.36% 19

Ministry of Justice 1.29% 18

Department for International Development 1.22% 17

Other (civil service) 1.07% 15

Other (NDPBs) 1.00% 14

HM Treasury 0.79% 11

Department for International Trade 0.72% 10

Office for National Statistics 0.64% 9

National Offender Management Service 0.50% 7

Northern Ireland Civil Service 0.50% 7

British Museum 0.43% 6

Department for Communities and Local Government 0.43% 6

0.43% 6
HM Courts and Tribunals Service

Land Registry 0.43% 6

Department for Exiting the European Union 0.36% 5

Health and Safety Executive 0.36% 5

Legal Aid Agency 0.36% 5

National Archives 0.36% 5

National Records of Scotland 0.36% 5

Office of the Parliamentary Counsel 0.36% 5

Department for Culture, Media and Sport 0.29% 4

Estyn 0.21% 3

Public Health England 0.21% 3

Serious Fraud Office 0.21% 3

UK Statistics Authority 0.21% 3

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Charity Commission 0.14% 2

Church Commissioners 0.14% 2

Competition and Markets Authority 0.14% 2

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory 0.14% 2

Medical Research Council 0.14% 2

National Crime Agency 0.14% 2

Office of Gas and Electricity Markets 0.14% 2

Other (museums and galleries) 0.14% 2

Attorney Generals Office 0.07% 1

British Council 0.07% 1

Care Inspectorate 0.07% 1

Civil Service Resourcing 0.07% 1

Department of Employment and Learning NI 0.07% 1

Disclosure and Barring Service 0.07% 1

Education Funding Agency 0.07% 1

Forestry Commission 0.07% 1

Her Majestys Court Service 0.07% 1

Intellectual Property Office 0.07% 1

Metropolitan Police 0.07% 1

Office of Rail Regulation 0.07% 1

0.07% 1
Public Prosecution Service NI

Social Care and Social Work Services Scotland SCSWIS 0.07% 1

UK Visas and Immigration 0.07% 1

Youth Justice Board 0.07% 1

ACAS 0.00% 0

British Library 0.00% 0

Child Maintenance & Enforcement Commission 0.00% 0

Department for Social Development NI 0.00% 0

Department of Agriculture & Rural Development NI 0.00% 0

Department of Finance & Personnel NI 0.00% 0

Department of Justice NI 0.00% 0

Food Standards Agency 0.00% 0

Heritage Lottery Fund (NHMF) 0.00% 0

HM CPS Inspectorate 0.00% 0

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Imperial War Museum 0.00% 0

Independent Police Complaints Commission 0.00% 0

Information Commissioners Office 0.00% 0

Legal Services Agency NI 0.00% 0

National Assembly for Wales 0.00% 0

National Gallery 0.00% 0

National Portrait Gallery 0.00% 0

Northern Ireland Office 0.00% 0

Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister 0.00% 0

Office of the Official Solicitor 0.00% 0

Parliamentary & Health Service Ombudsman 0.00% 0

Rural Payments Agency 0.00% 0

Scotland Office 0.00% 0

Scottish Parliament 0.00% 0

UK Trade & Investment 0.00% 0

Valuation Office Agency 0.00% 0

Victoria and Albert Museum 0.00% 0

Total 1,396

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FDA Working Hours Survey 2017

Q21 Are you a full- or part-time worker?


Answered: 1,418 Skipped: 15

Full-time

Part-time

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Answer Choices Responses

Full-time 87.09% 1,235

Part-time 12.91% 183

Total 1,418

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Q22 If you work part-time, which of the


following options best describes the
percentage of full-time hours that you
usually work?
Answered: 202 Skipped: 1,231

0-20%

21-40%

41-60%

61-80%

80% +

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Answer Choices Responses

0-20% 2.48% 5

21-40% 3.47% 7

41-60% 23.76% 48

61-80% 31.68% 64

80% + 38.61% 78

Total 202

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