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A new survey has shown that only 1.61% of businesses currently advertising jobs are offering four-day week roles.

This comes as a surprise considering the positive results from the 2022 four-day week trial.

The groundbreaking six-month trial ran from June to December 2022 and the majority of businesses that took part said it was a success with almost all (92%) participants deciding to continue with the changes.

Other positives taken from the trial included:

  • Business revenue stayed broadly the same, rising by 1.4% on average during the six-month time frame.
  • 39% of employees said they felt less stressed.
  • 71% of employees felt reduced levels of burnout at the end of the trial.
  • 54% of employees said they found it easier to balance work and home responsibilities.
  • The number of sick days taken by staff fell by around two-thirds.
  • 57% fewer employees left the participating firms compared to the previous year within the same period.
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Now, StandOut CV research shows that only one in a hundred jobs advertises four-day workweeks in the UK.

The jobs most likely to offer this are quality inspectors (5.17%), security officers (4.92%) and HR assistants (2.5%).

London was found to have the highest percentage of four-day roles (2.70%), closely followed by Nottingham (1.99%) and Sheffield (1.97%); while Cardiff has the smallest percentage (0.4%).

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With over 25 years experience in contractor accountancy helping thousands of contractors, freelancers and the self employed, Dolan Accountancy has the specialist skills, reputation and credibility you can trust.

Working closely with our sister company, Contractor Umbrella, it means we can offer one low cost, fixed fee package at £105 + VAT. This gives you the flexibility of using both our Limited Company Accountancy Services and our award winning Umbrella Service, for one inclusive cost.

If you’d like to find out more about how Dolan Accountancy can help you and your business, please give us a call on 01442 795 100 or email or

We don’t believe in tiered packages or hidden extra fees, instead we aim to give you everything you need, including:

  • Free Company Formation – This is where it all begins. Once you have decided on an available name, we will form your company free of charge (if using our accountancy services) and it will be ready for you to use in as little as three hours
  • Free use of Contractor Umbrella – With IR35 Legislation changes we understand that sometimes you are required to contract via an umbrella company. We will keep your limited company ticking over, while you work margin free via our sister company, Contractor Umbrella
  • A Dedicated Accountant – Your accountant will be there for any company or personal tax advice that you require. We will never outsource work, even to internal teams
  • Free Access to FreeAgent – We offer all of our clients access to FreeAgent, free of charge
  • Free Business Banking – We have decided to waive our commission so our clients can use Tide free of charge for the first year
  • Unlimited IR35 Status Reviews – We will review all of your contracts for IR35 purposes and provide you with our professional opinion as to its status
  • Free Registered and Director’s Service Office Address – Sometimes you just don’t want your home address on display at Companies House. When you sign up to our accountancy services, we will offer the use of our address as an alternative
  • Your Business and Personal Taxation Needs – This includes Company Accounts, Director’s Personal Tax Return, VAT Returns, Payroll, Corporation Tax and Dividend advice, to name just a few

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