Workers in the UK are tending to adopt a more casual style when they dress for the office, according to a recent study.

Figures compiled by the Aziz Corporation have suggested that most employers are now happy to let their workforce carry out their everyday tasks in clothes worn for the sake of comfort rather than neatness.

In fact, fewer than a quarter of all British bosses still insist that they staff should wear suits whenever they are working and more than one in ten now allow casual dress during business meetings.

However, a majority of respondents to the recent survey drew the line at wearing flip flops to work and most agreed that tattoos should be concealed during office hours.

"Enforcing a suits-only dress code is seen as outdated and perhaps a little insular in an increasingly international workplace, an image which savvy modern companies want to steer clear of," said Professor Khalid Aziz, chairman of the Aziz Corporation.

Professor Aziz founded the corporation that carries his name in 1993 and its focus has been primarily on providing training solutions to business leaders in the UK.