Gove pledges to halt council four-day weeks

By Ann McGauran | 02 October 2023

Michael Gove has pledged to stop local authorities from implementing a four-day week and he said councils could face budget cuts if they adopt one.

During the interview with The Sun ahead of the Conservative annual conference, the levelling up secretary said he wanted to change the law to stop ‘quiet quitting’ and ‘slacking’ at councils.

Want full article access?

Receive The MJ magazine each week and gain access to all the content on this website with a subscription.

Full website content includes additional, exclusive commentary and analysis on the issues affecting local government.

Already a subscriber? Login

Wellbeing productivity Michael Gove