Stop the clock: the environmental benefits of a shorter working week
The Day After Tomorrow: stress tests, affordability and the roadmap to the four day week
Read Autonomy’s study on the affordability of a 4 day week across the private sector in the UK. Using innovative methods, sampling 50,000 firms, we ‘stress test’ the policy.
The Shorter Working Week: a radical and pragmatic proposal
This report offers the most up to date and comprehensive analysis of why we need a shorter working week now and how to get there in the UK. This is a timely resource for the growing international movement making the case for a shorter working week.
Time For Change: a four-day week as an unemployment strategy
This report from Autonomy, proposes a shorter working time subsidy scheme (SWTSS) as a targeted strategy to support industries impacted by Covid in the short-term, preventing layoffs, but also to help them transition to more desirable working time patterns in the longer-term.
Public Sector as Pioneer: shorter working weeks as the new gold standard
A shorter working week in the public sector (with no loss in pay) is badly needed: burn out, work-related poor mental health and bad work-life balance plague public sector staff across organisations. As well as creating between 300,000 and 500,000 new jobs it could pioneer a new standard for all employment in the UK.
Burnout Britain: overwork in an age of unemployment
A new report on the impact of Covid-19 on overwork, mental health and burnout. The report found that since the start of the pandemic, mental health has deteriorated further. In contrast to common narratives, this is because many are people working longer hours as a result of crisis, not shorter.