Scottish workers take the longest lunch breaks while those in the Midlands are least likely to stop work at all to eat or have a drink, according to a new report.
A survey of 1,000 adults by jobs website tiptopjob.com found that one in five Scots took over an hour for lunch while one in three of those in the Midlands worked through the day.
Workers in the North West took as little as 15 minutes for lunch compared to half and hour in London and the South East.
Corinne Daunsey of tiptopjob.com said workers should have a break because they worked more efficiently if they stopped for lunch.
"Jobs in which people work straight through lunches will often mean that work quality is affected and mistakes can be made, ultimately costing companies money.
"Employers should make sure that workers take breaks because they are legally required to do so and they will benefit from increased productivity from staff in the end."