London: Nearly half of the British workers skip lunch, which is far more than employees doing in other countries, a new survey has found.

A poll of 10,000 workers worldwide found that Britons took shorter breaks, or none at all, with only 17 percent taking a full hour, as reported.

Nearly half had lunch while they worked, compared to just one in 10 in Sweden and Mexico.

Charles Purdy, for the survey by, said that advances in technology "continue to blur the line between personal time and work time".