A poll by Lycos UK has revealed that 76 per cent of office workers required to work between Christmas and New Year will spend over three hours a day "cyberskiving".

Cyberskiving is browsing the Web, perhaps for Mac-related news stories, while pretending to be busy working.

And those who are supposed to be working over the festive period are most likely to be planning to start late (73 per cent), have a long lunch (69 per cent), and indulging in sales shopping (87 per cent).