A TaxPayers' Alliance campaign
While Brits contend with a 70-year high tax burden, public bodies are moving towards a fully paid four-day working week. That's roughly equivalent to an extra 52 days of annual leave!
This is simply unacceptable at a time when taxpayers are already paying over the odds for services that, in many cases, are barely functioning. TaxPayers' Alliance research has previously found that if a four-day working week was implemented across the public sector, this could mean the loss of £30 billion of working time.
Plans to implement these working practices are still in their infancy, but taxpayers are right to fear that they will soon be made to pay for a part-time public sector.
Join our campaign to stop the clock off it's too late!
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|Welsh Parliament||In January 2023, a report by the Welsh Parliament's Petitions Committee recommended that the Welsh government conduct fully paid four-day working week pilots within the devolved public sector.|
|South Cambridgeshire District Council||
Began a four-day working week trial for office staff in 2023. On May 15th 2023, the council cabinet approved a continuation of the trial scheme until March 2024.
|Oxford City Council||Passed a four-day week motion and requested the leader of the council to “find out if there are any other employers in Oxford considering trialling a four day week for their employers”.|
Press release (24/05/2023): Public sector four-day week would cost taxpayers £30bn in lost time
Press release (15/05/2023): South Cambridgeshire Council extends four day week experiment to March 2024
Press release (10/05/2023): New analysis raises questions of four-day week trial’s success
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