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A tough gig? The nature of self-employment in 21st Century Britain and policy implications

This report from the Resolution Foundation looks at the recent growth in self-employment, focusing on the sectoral make-up of the UK's 5 million self-employed workers, the drivers of this growth since the recession,  how the self-employed are treated differently in terms of tax and employment rights and what policy challenges this raises. 

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The gig economy

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The gig economy

This report from LexisNexis considers the gig economy from an employment perspective: what it is and how it affects lawyers and their clients. 

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Achieving workplace transformation - the changing nature of work

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Achieving workplace transformation - the changing nature of work

We are hosting an event with Vodafone which will look at what is driving fundamental changes in the world of work and how business can adapt traditional ways of working to stay ahead. 

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Jobs of the future

This report from the Social Market Foundation and EDF Energy explores the number of jobs that are expected to open between 2016 and 2023. It looks at where they are expected to be created and the contribution of science, research, engineering and technology to this number. 

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Harnessing automation for a future that works

Automation is happening, and it will bring substantial benefits to businesses and economies worldwide, but it won’t arrive overnight. A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds realising automation’s full potential requires people and technology to work hand in hand.

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Future proof: Britain in the 2020s

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Future proof: Britain in the 2020s

This report from the Institute of Public Policy Research sets out five trends that will drive change in Britain the 2020s.

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Secret agents: agency workers in the new world of work

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Secret agents: agency workers in the new world of work

This report by Lindsay Judge and Daniel Tomlinson of the Resolution Foundation aims to shed new light on agency workers by mapping out the scale and nature of this overlooked group in the UK today. 

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Technology, jobs, and the future of work

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Technology, jobs, and the future of work

Automation, digital platforms and other innovations are changing the nature of work.  Understanding these shifts can help policy makers, business leaders and workers move forward, writes James Manyika of McKinsey in a briefing note prepared for the Fortune + Time Global Forum. 

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Future of work

This report from Raconteur uncovers how businesses and employees can adapt to a digitally disrupted world, the six biggest future threats to business and the rise of the gig economy. 

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Understanding the puzzle

This report from Lloyds Banking Group looks at how businesses across the UK view the productivity problem and examines how they might be able to deal with it and, ultimiately, improve their productivity. 

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