Spain could be moving to favour a more compact British 9 to 5 working day, according to a new study by sociological organisation Ulises.
Results showed 86% of full time employees wanted the change.
A further three out of four believed the working day should end at 6pm, while 64% signalled that they would like to turn the clocks back one hour to British GMT.
Another 67.5% of the 10,303 adult respondents showed willingness to have a lunch break of less than one hour in return for leaving earlier
But a resolute 40% told researchers that they would not be willing to bring their lunchtime forward to avoid disturbing Mediterranean meal time norms.