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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Following Labour's renewed pledge to extend more rights to workers in the gig economy, Brhmie points out three stumbling blocks that political parties will need to surmount first.
The idea that a high-skilled job awaits everyone is a myth - yet one deeply ingrained in the minds of policymakers and the media. When will we learn to live with low-skilled work?
Ian Fitzpatrick reviews the submissions from the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission's Call for Ideas.
Sophie Freeman reflects on her week in Northumberland and County Durham for the FFCC Bike Tour.
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 ...
Is your job bullshit? And if so, is there life beyond it? Paul Thompson (University of Stirling) and Frederick Harry Pitts (University of Bristol) critically assess the meaning and value of the 'bullshit job thesis'.