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Walking the tightrope on the future of work


18th September 2018

An article by: Sir Brendan Paul Barber

In advance of a national conference on the future of work, Sir Brendan Barber, Acas Chair, argues that anyone who aims to influence the world of work has to understand the ever- shifting policy focus between regulation, in ...

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