The Day After Tomorrow: stress tests, affordability and the roadmap to the four day 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, they ‘stress test’ the policy.

Stop the clock: the environmental benefits of a shorter working week

Stop the clock: the environmental benefits of a shorter working week

The introduction of a four-day working week with no loss of pay could shrink the UK’s carbon footprint by 127 million tonnes per year by 2025 according to a report by environmental organisation Platform London.

Going Public: Iceland's Journey to a Shorter Working Week

Going Public: Iceland's Journey to a Shorter Working Week

From 2015-2019, Iceland ran two large-scale trials of a reduced working week of 35-36 hours with no reduction in pay. The results were analysed in a joint project by Autonomy and the research organisation Association for Sustainability and Democracy (Alda) in Iceland.

Building a Shorter Working Week: Investigating the Potential for a Four Day Week in the Construction Industry

Building a Shorter Working Week: Investigating the Potential for a Four Day Week in the Construction Industry

This report assesses the desirability, feasibility and implementation potential for a four-day
week in the construction sector.

The Shorter Working Week: a radical and pragmatic proposal

The Shorter Working Week: a radical and pragmatic proposal

This report offers a 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.

Public Sector as Pioneer: shorter working weeks as the new gold standard

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

Burnout Britain: overwork in an age of unemployment

A 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.