Atom Bank boss introduces a four-day week

Atom Bank has announced that it will be introducing a four day week to its staff, without cutting pay.

All 430 staff at the online bank will now work 34 hours over four days, rather than 37.5 hours across the whole week.

They will work longer days when they are in, however, will have the Monday or Friday off.

Mark Mullen, the group’s chief executive, said: “Before Covid, the conventional wisdom was you had to commute in, sit at a desk all day and repeat that process when you commuted home.”

“Covid showed us that it wasn’t necessary…I think doing 9-5, Monday to Friday is a pretty old fashioned way of working.”

“Everyone is expected to stick to it. I can’t be sending my staff emails on a Friday, I can’t expect to them to respond to them,” he added.