CITY VIEWS: SHOULD THE CITY TAKE A LESSON FROM THE CONTINENT AND CLOSE DURING AUGUST?
BEREND VAN LUIK | DAIWA CAPITAL
“It’s not possible in this country. Here, a lot of people work through their holidays anyway. In the Netherlands, each region has a different holiday period, which is optional but it helps to plan projects if you know roughly when everyone will be away.”
MICK ROBERTS | MITEL NETWORKS
“It would turn into companies telling people when they can and can’t take their holidays. Travel companies would put their prices through the roof. I tend to go on holiday in May or September, and wouldn’t want to lose that flexibility.”
RAEES MIYAN | UNICORN IT SOLUTIONS
“It’s definitely a good idea, but it would be hard to persuade everyone to take part. People already work from home or on the go, so it’s impossible for them to switch off for a whole month. I won’t be taking any holidays at all this summer.”