Making It Stick: The UK Four-Day Week Pilot One Year On

Autonomy (2024), The UK’s four-day week pilot

One year on from the results of the world’s biggest ever four-day working week pilot which took place in the UK in 2022, companies that took part have reported significant and lasting success.

The report offers new insight into the effects of a four-day week on workers over the longer term, as well as into the strategies used by organisations to fit shorter working hours to their particular circumstances.


Autonomy team

  • Tatiana Pignon
  • Kyle Lewis
  • Liam Mullally
  • Lukas Kikuchi
  • Jack Kellam
  • Grace Western

Qualitative research team

  • Dr David Frayne, University of Salford
  • Professor Brendan Burchell, University of Cambridge
  • Niamh Bridson Hubbard, University of Cambridge
  • Jon White, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Daiga Kamarāde, University of Salford

With thanks to the Boston College research team for their survey data

  • Professor Juliet Schor, Boston College
  • Professor Wen Fan, Boston College
  • Professor Orla Kelly, University College Dublin
  • Guolin Gu, Boston College

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