The number of people working for themselves has reached a record high. Yet there is still much that we do not know about them. Our aim is to plug this gap in thinking and explore the reasons why greater numbers are turning ...
We examine the reasons for the increase in self-employment and what this growing community means for all of us.
We explore how the millions of people who have pension savings would like the financial system of UK pensions to operate.
Since 1754 the RSA has run open prize challenges called 'Premiums' to tackle social and economic problems. The topics vary but the underlying insight remains the same: by harnessing the creative power of many diverse minds, ...
The technologies currently being developed and rolled out will have fundamental consequences for future economic activity. Graham Norris FRSA argues that when talking about the future of work, we need to ditch the suggestion ...
Good work consists of a range of aspects including pay, training, working conditions and work-life balance. To what extent are there gaps in the UK? Have these worsened over time? And who faces the greatest challenges?
The term automation conjures images of people being pushed out of work by new machines. But automation comes in many shapes and sizes. Here we look at four types.
10th July 2018
Today we launch the Future Work Centre and the Future Work Awards, two initiatives that will deepen our understanding of how policymakers, educators, employers and workers can and are preparing for the challenges of the 21st ...
Charlie Young explores how we can test a Universal Basic Income in the UK and other contexts.
From carpenters to lawyers, and from beauty therapists to IT consultants, there are now close to 5 million people in the UK who count themselves as self-employed.
Will AI and robotics lead to the decimation of our labour market? Our new report questions whether this concern is justified.
Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the RSA, delivers his review for the Prime Minister into modern working practices.
- Fellow Event
Wednesday 18th July 2018
Impact Hub, Birmingham
In 2018 we are exploring and learning from ways in which entrepreneurs, innovators, makers and citizens in and around Birmingham are responding to advances in technology which together herald the Fourth Industrial Revolution ...
Tuesday 10th July 2018
Great Room, RSA House
As the RSA launches its new Future Work Centre, an expert panel considers how we can harness new technologies to create a better world of work.
Wednesday 27th June 2018
Great Room, RSA House
Clive Grinyer, past RSA Student Design Awards winner and RSA Design Advisor delivers the keynote address at the 2018 SDA winners ceremony.
Thursday 17th May 2018
Great Room Auditorium
Is modern work actually productive, or just an end in itself? 'The most influential anthropologist in the world', David Graeber, will explore how ‘meaningless’ jobs have become so widespread, and what we can do about it. ...