Hr Services

The 4 day week trial extended

Firms are sticking to a four day week after the initial trial has now ended,

Employees thought it was too good to be true when staff were told they could have a Friday off without a cut in pay.

Is the 9-5, 5 day working week outdated and no longer fit for purpose? this was the question for the 61 employers that participated in the 6 month trial. 56 of these companies have now extended the four day work pattern with 18 who have now made it permanent.

The findings of this trial will now be presented to a panel of MP's with the aim of pushing Britain's workers to a 32 hour week. The director of the 4 Day Week Campaign Andrew Barnes called the trial a “major breakthrough moment”. The 4 day week is a reduction in the work week while largely maintaining the same productivity, for example, shifting from a standard 40 hours to 32 hours for the same pay and benefits

View more of our

Related Posts

The Government is cracking down on Umbrella Companies

Kathryn B

A new legal challenge could expose UK employers to the risk of being sued for tax evasion by umbrella companies

Thursday, June 8, 2023
Breaking the Silence, Explore strategies to empower line managers

Kathryn B

Discover line managers' critical role in shaping employee communication

Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Seeking HR Advice

Oscar H

Why Small Businesses in the UK Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Seeking HR Advice

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Employers cutting back on permanent staff

Oscar H

Unpredictability around the outlook leads to greater reliance on temp staff in April

Thursday, May 11, 2023
Flexible working is not equal for all.

Loen M

The CIPD has ranked UK nations and regions from most to least flexible in terms of working arrangements.

Monday, November 7, 2022
Not enough candidates

Kirsty P

The lack of candidates is driving up salaries.

Monday, November 29, 2021
Attracting the right candidates

Loen M

What are you doing differently to attract the candidates you want?

Sunday, November 14, 2021
The New Normal -Hybrid working

Christina H

Ideas for returning to the office

Friday, September 10, 2021