Four-day week would be affordable for most UK firms, says thinktank

Autonomy study says with proper planning companies can prosper if staff work fewer hours for same pay

A carefully designed four-day week could be introduced in the UK immediately and be affordable for most firms with more than 50 workers, a thinktank has said.

A report by Autonomy – which is campaigning for a shorter working week without loss of pay – said the majority of 50,000 firms studied would be able to cope with the change through higher productivity or by raising prices.

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