TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to new government guidance on the four-day week in local authorities

For immediate release


Responding to new guidance from the government to councils considering adopting a four-day week, Elliot Keck, head of campaigns of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“Taxpayers will welcome the government's insistence that councils operate on a full-time basis. 

“Four-day week experiments will mean higher costs and worse services for local residents. 

“Local authorities should follow this guidance and deliver value for money for taxpayers.”


TPA spokespeople are available for live and pre-recorded broadcast interviews via 07795 084 113 (no texts)

Media contact:

Conor Holohan
Media Campaign Manager, TaxPayers' Alliance
[email protected]
24-hour media hotline: 07795 084 113 (no texts)


Notes to editors:

  1. Founded in 2004 by Matthew Elliott and Andrew Allum, the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) campaigns to reform taxes and public services, cut waste and speak up for British taxpayers. Find out more at

  2. TaxPayers' Alliance's advisory council.

  3. The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has today published guidance for local authorities in England who are considering adopting a four-day week.

  4. The TPA is running a campaign against the four-day week in the public sector.

  5. TPA research suggests a four-day week, if implemented across the public sector, would cost taxpayers £30 billion in lost working time alone.  
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