Gardeners top happiness poll

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Gardeners and florists are the happiest workers in the UK, while bankers are the least content in their jobs, new research has revealed.

A survey of 2,200 workers by awards body City & Guilds found that employees wanted flexibility and control over their daily duties.

Almost nine out of ten gardeners and florists were happy in their job, compared with four out of five hairdressers and three out of four plumbers.

In contrast, just 44 per cent of finance and bank workers and half of computer staff were happy. The report said that despite being well paid, such jobs did not offer fulfilment.