Report published on South Cambridgeshire District Council's four-day week trial

An independent report into South Cambridgeshire District Council’s four-day week trial has been published.

As South Cambridgeshire District and Cambridge City councils share important services such as waste and planning, we have published below the link to South Cambridgeshire District Council's press release on this topic.

Independent report analyses Council’s four-day week trial (

Cllr Mike Davey, Leader of Cambridge City Council, said: “From the outset we’ve supported South Cambridgeshire District Council in trialling the four-day week as they endeavour to find a solution to the recruitment and retention challenges we know councils are facing up and down the country. We’ve always said that the most important factor for us is ensuring that services for residents continue to be delivered reliably and to a high standard and have been keeping a close eye on this throughout the trial.

"It’s fantastic to see the intended benefits to recruitment and retention are evident, and how this has had the desired impact on improving service delivery in many areas, including in our shared planning service. It seems to be a win-win-win situation, with improved service delivery for residents, reduced staffing costs for the council, and a better work-life balance for council staff.”