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Poll: Bosses to get Christmas gifts

Published 01/12/2011 | 00:12

Employees hope that giving their bosses Christmas presents will help them keep their jobs, according to a new survey
Employees hope that giving their bosses Christmas presents will help them keep their jobs, according to a new survey

More than a quarter of employees intend to lavish gifts on their boss this Christmas, with many hoping it will help them hang on to their job, research from Capital One has found.

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A total of 27% of those polled plan to butter up their boss with a gift, with £27.40 being the typical amount workers plan to spend.

Londoners are much more likely to give something to their manager than the national average, with 52% planning to do so and spending around £35.70.

Despite the generosity planned in the workplace amid deteriorating employment conditions, 26% of people across the UK are not planning to buy their spouse anything for Christmas.

The study of 2,000 people also predicted that spending on Christmas gifts will be down by almost £100 compared with last year, with a figure of £443 per person for 2011 compared with £541 in 2010.

Capital One released the research to highlight its financial education initiative called Credit Made Clearer, to encourage responsible spending.

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