TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to Scottish quango’s four-day week trial

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Responding to South of Scotland Enterprise beginning a four-day week trial, Elliot Keck, head of campaigns of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“This trial marks the beginning of the end of a full-time public sector in Scotland. 

“As more public bodies prepare to clock off early, it’s taxpayers who will suffer from poorer, more expensive services. 

“Ministers should learn from the mess in South Cambridgeshire and call time on this trial.”


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 Times has reported that staff at South of Scotland Enterprise are set to begin a four-day week trial.

  4. The TPA is running a campaign to Stop the Clock Off.

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


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