Statement on potential four-day week

Ed Whiting, Wellcome’s Director of Policy and Chief of Staff, said: "Like many organisations, Wellcome is continually looking at how we can increase the impact we make towards our charitable mission and improve staff wellbeing.

"Moving to a four-day week is one of a number of very early ideas that we are looking at that might be beneficial to welfare and productivity for everyone at Wellcome. It will be some months before we can consider a formal decision and we’re carefully considering the potential impact it could have on both our staff and the external community."