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Does spending less time at work make people more productive?

5 May 2014 Last updated at 08:05 BST

A new study by researchers at the University of Leeds suggests the UK economy could benefit from people working fewer hours.

They say having more time to relax means people more productive.

But some business groups have disputed the findings, arguing it wouldn't work.

Joe Lynam reports.

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