Scottish Daily Mail
‘Ludicrous’ call for 4-day work week
A FOUR-day working week could be introduced under ‘ludicrous’ SNP plans which would cost public services billions every a year.
The party’s conference will debate a resolution that proposes the policy.
But figures suggest the move would cost the public sector £2.5billion a year, hit private firms and slow growth.
The resolution is due to be debated on Monday, after an address by Finance Secretary Kate Forbes.
It states work must be done to ‘build a wellbeing economy with sustainability and inclusion at its heart’, with no return to ‘business as usual’ following the pandemic.
Scottish Tory economy spokesman Maurice Golden said: ‘This ludicrous SNP plan would blow a £2.5billion hole in the Budget every year.
‘This is right up there with all the fantasy plans to freely print money and use whatever currency they fancy.’
In May, Nicola Sturgeon urged firms to prepare for a four-day week as part of changes to the economy after the pandemic, saying: ‘We are seeking to have these conversations with employers.’