Britain’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell announced last month that the British Labour Party would reduce the standard working week to 32 hours, without loss of pay, within 10 years of winning office, saying that people “should work to live, not live to work”.
The announcement followed a report by economic historian Robert Skidelsky which describes fewer work hours as a win-win.
The arguments for a shorter working week include improved productivity, happier employees and better health and wellbeing.
But on the other hand, does it leave enough time to get everything done, and will a day off work prove costly to businesses in the long run?
Today we’re asking, do you think a four day working week makes sense for businesses? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.