This report concerns the future of work in the United Kingdom (UK). The world of work is changing rapidly. There is increasing economic competition in an increasingly global market place; development in knowledge based-work; new forms of technology; innovation in forms of work organisation; and renewed interest in enhancing performance and productivity.

Social and demographic changes mean shifts in the composition of the workforce, with changing employment opportunities for women, ethnic minorities, migrants and older workers.

This may mean enhanced employment prospects for all, including those previously marginalised. But this is not certain. Obstacles to full participation and to equality in employment may endure. This is the challenge facing Government, policy makers and employers.

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