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Weekly Economics Podcast: Should we work less after the pandemic?

Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is joined by Alfie Stirling, NEF Director of Research and Chief Economist, and NEF Principal Fellow Anna Coote


Setting up a desk area in the kitchen, Zoom call-induced headaches, or getting furloughed and paid to not do any work — this year has shaken up the world of work like never before. The pandemic has made us reimagine how work fits into our economy and our lives.

So, with 79% of business leaders and nearly two-thirds of the public open to bringing in a shorter working week in light of the pandemic, should we be thinking more about working less? Could a shorter working week help us recover from coronavirus?

Ayeisha is joined by Alfie Stirling, NEF Director of Research and Chief Economist, and Anna Coote, Principal Fellow at NEF to discuss their new book with Aidan Harper, The Case for a Four-Day Week out 27th November.

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