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Time on our side: Why we all need a shorter working week

Have you ever wondered why you’re so busy, where your time goes, or how much your time is really worth?

This book will radically alter your understanding of the nature and value of time. Authored by leading experts in social, economic and environmental sciences, it explains how moving towards shorter, more flexible hours of work could help tackle urgent problems that beset our daily lives – from overwork, unemployment and low well-being, to entrenched inequalities, needless high-carbon consumption and the lack of time to live sustainably.

  • The UK has the longest average annual working hours of all the major economies in Europe.
  • A four day working week in the UK would lead to a carbon emissions reduction equivalent to Croatia's entire annual carbon footprint.
  • A four day working week in the UK would lead to a carbon emissions reduction equivalent to Croatia's entire annual carbon footprint.
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