UK firms to make four-day week permanent following pilot programme
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Shani Alexander
Shani Alexander, Senior Reporter

Many businesses taking part in the four-day working week pilot in the UK plan to keep it in place after the trial ends, even though the transition to a reduced working week has been a challenge for some.

More than 70 organisations, employing more than 3,300 workers, signed up for the six-month trial, which kicked off at the beginning of June. At the halfway point, 88% of 41 companies said the four-day week is working “well” for their business.