The vast majority of UK workers are willing to sacrifice part of their salary in exchange for staff benefits, according to research by Aon Consulting.
Almost 90 per cent of the 2,000 adults surveyed who are employed in regular work said they would be willing to sacrifice some of their salary for more emp-loyee benefits.
The research found that of those working a regular week, 58 per cent would opt for annual leave, with women under the age of 35 particularly favouring this choice.
Three in five people in Scotland also favour an extended holiday.
The survey shows that 56 per cent of workers are interested in taking a career break, with 69 per cent of workers in Scotland and 61 per cent of respondents in the South-east favouring this option.
Alternative health treatments are a popular choice among 50 per cent of women in Scotland, who say they would be happy to sacrifice part of their pay for this option.
However, this option is least popular with workers in Wales and the Southwest, where only 29 per cent are keen to give part of their salary towards alternative medicine.
Aon Consulting actuary and senior consultant Lisa Page says: “Clearly, emp-loyers have a fantastic opp-ortunity to meet employees' requirements.
“Under a flexible benefits plan, employees can benefit from the corporate purchasing power of their employer while personally choosing the best mix of salary and benefits.”