From : Work Solutions :
Your right to breaks are protected under the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997. After 4.5 hours of work you are entitled to 15 minutes break. If the hours are greater than 6 hours the entitlement is 30 minutes which can include the 15 minute break already referred to. Breaks are not considered ‘working time’ so your employer does not have to pay you for your break.
How many people actually adhere to these rules & regulations ? I’m sure there are some employers that actively make it difficult for their employees to take proper breaks. If you are one of these people, let us know !