Reduce working week to 30 hours, say economists

Cutting the hours we work each week to 30 instead of 40 would improve our wellbeing, our family life, friendships and communities, they say.

Combined with a range of new career breaks, it could also lower carbon emissions, it was argued.

The claims are made in new book by the New Economics Foundation (NEF), in which experts say that aiming for a 30-hour week could be possible through gradual changes to the labour market.

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