Working overtime? You’ll stop getting paid on 16th October.

Many workers feel underappreciated and underpaid, but our recent survey suggests it could be even worse. Do you like your employer so much so you’re happy to miss out on two and half months of wages, meaning you won’t be paid for the rest of the year from 16th October? That’s what the equivalent is for 59% of people who, when asked, said they don’t get compensated for the extra hours they put in. And with Christmas just around the corner, is now the time to demand payment for the hours employees have actually worked?

We commissioned a OnePoll survey of 2,000 workers about the extra hours they work and found that unpaid overtime isn’t just an occasional effort, but a regular part of working life. And with Christmas fast approaching — when we all could do with some extra cash — is now a good time to challenge employers to pay you for the hours you actually work?

Use our Overtime Calculator to see how much unpaid overtime you’re putting in and how much money you’re potentially losing out on. How much does your employer owe you — and how does it affect you?

Overtime worked per week

Are you paid for overtime

  • Yes 59%
  • No 41%

Overtime Survey Overview

Our survey uncovers the shocking truth about the overtime habits of British workers.

Men vs Women

The research found that pay differences between the genders can be found in overtime pay as well.

Differences by Region

Where in the UK are people doing the most overtime? Putting in an average of 10.56 hours a week, Londoners do the most overtime out of any region in the UK.

Differences by City

Reasons for Overtime and its Impact