Largest employer to date considers cutting day off working week

The Wellcome Trust is the largest employer yet to consider moving to a four-day working week.

The Guardian broke the news last Friday, reporting that the firm has announced they are considering moving its 800 head office staff to a four-day week in a bid to boost productivity and improve work-life balance.

If the scheme goes ahead, it would allow staff to take Friday off with no cut in pay.

A trial of the new system could start as early as this autumn, with a final decision due within the next few months.

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