Andrew Vaux 10 November 2023

South Cambridgeshire to save £750k from four-day week trial

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A council criticised by the Government for failing to demonstrate Best Value has announced projected savings of more than £750,000 from its four-day week trial.

South Cambridgeshire DC became the first UK council to trial a four-day working week in January but the Government has called on local authorities to stop any trials.

In a report to yesterday’s meeting of the council’s employment and staff committee, members were told the number of agency staff had reduced from 23 to nine, with a projected net saving of £776,000.

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