four day week
"It is no longer seen as a scary idea because firms are realising that it would boost productivity and give workers a much better work-life balance."
Wide-ranging analysis stresses that a four-day working week is not only beneficial for workers, but vital for the survival of our economy, climate and well-being. We speak to Aidan Harper, a founding member of the 4DayWeek Campaign to find out what an extra day off would mean for us.
While radical experiments in some companies can demonstrate the benefits of working less, a real revolution in working time will need to come from the workers who demand it
Reducing the working week could be one of the answers to the UK’s productivity crisis while also boosting spending
It should be clear by now: there is nothing 'natural' about the amount of time we spend in work: it has changed throughout history and today varies enormously between different countries. But why would we want to work less? At the 4DayWeek Campaign we argue that a shorter working week would benefit our society, our economy, our environment, and our democracy...
With half of us working too much and half of us too little, a mandatory four day week, prescribed this week by leading doctor Professor John Ashton, may be the spoonful of sugar the nation needs to swallow to regain a semblance of economic- and mental- health.
MPs could have every Friday off under plans currently being considered. The move to a four-day week was one of the proposals