Not quite a couple’s holiday – women now jetting off with friends, leaving the other half at home

Millions of married women are enjoying ‘girlie breaks’ without their other half – to get away from their busy family life, it has been revealed. Researchers found that as many as six in ten women have jetted off on holiday with friends, leaving their partner to hold the fort at home. Preferring different types of…

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A fifth of our wages now spent at work – in commuting, lunches and expenses

The average worker now spends almost one fifth of their wages on commuting, lunches and office whip-rounds, a study has revealed. Researchers found fuel, train fares, lunches, caffeine and contributions to colleagues’ birthdays and leaving gifts mean workers will plough more than 17% of their monthly wages back into their job. Work clothes, sponsorship for…

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