Scotland plans to launch a trial four-day work week. The decision was the culmination of a campaign promise made by the ruling Scottish National Party (SNP). Workers will have their hours reduced by 20 percent but won't suffer any loss in compensation. Scotland follows Iceland, Spain and Japan, all of which are considering or piloting similar programs. The program in Scotland will be funded by the SNP with a £10 million fund (about $13.8 million US dollars).

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