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WHAT IS your favourite sandwich? A new survey by Maine-Tucker Recruitment shows that it does not matter, as almost a quarter of support staff do not take a lunch break. "This is a huge figure putting themselves at the mercy of stress in the name of work," cautions Sally Hollings, director of business development. "It is now a legal requirement that employees must be allowed a break of 20 minutes minimum for every six hours they work, and support staff should take advantage of this. It's all too easy to assume that the longer you work, the more you'll get done. The truth is that lack of breaks leads to a reduction in productivity." Anyone for tea?

Letter: Team players

Sir: I am happy to take up Mr Storr's challenge that I should tell him where, in the Institute of Director's scheme of things, concepts like teamwork and leadership by example are to be found (letter, 3 November).

Letter: Not team players

Sir: The football analogy drawn by Ruth Lea of the Institute of Directors destroys her argument ("Directors' wages rise eight times faster than prices", 28 October). As I understand these things, the whole team shares in its financial success, not just the board and the captain. Would she please tell us where, in the IoD's scheme of things, concepts like teamwork and leadership by example are to be found?

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Letter: Prince's privilege

Sir: Ironic, isn't it, that Ruth Lea, head of policy at the Institute of Directors, supports Prince Edward's complaint that entrepreneurs receive insufficient recognition in the UK with the sentiment that "too many people are just waiting for him to fail" ("Loss-making Earl attacks British press", 3 September).

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The new law on parental leave sounds great. But employers say we risk throwing the baby out with the bathwater. By Kate Hilpern

Pupils `going exam mad'

A-LEVEL RESULTS, which will be published for 280,000 candidates today, show a record pass rate for the 17th year running.

Asda's pounds 30m cuts in new price war

SUPERMARKETS CUT the price of hundreds of products yesterday as the Government warned that firms found to be fixing prices will face massive fines.

Parents get rights to more time off

Employment: Entitlement to 13 weeks' unpaid leave attacked as perk only for better off and disruptive to small firms

Euro plunges to a new low of $1.0149

THE EURO plunged to an all-time low against the dollar yesterday after one of Europe's most senior central bankers dashed any hopes of a market intervention.
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