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The SNP’s four day week won’t work

6 September 2023

6:59 PM

6 September 2023

6:59 PM

Pigs will surely sooner fly over Glasgow Pollok than business will take inspiration from Humza Yousaf’s approach to running government. Nonetheless, the claim made by Scotland’s First Minister and his advisers is that moving state employees to a four-day week could be a catalyst for the private sector to follow suit.

In the clearest sign yet that the SNP exists for the welfare of its public sector workers at the expense of the taxpayer, Yousaf has announced a pilot scheme in his programme for government, Holyrood’s version of Westminster’s King’s speech, despite warnings that it could ‘blow a £2.5

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