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Megatrends: is work in the UK really becoming less secure?

This report by the CIPD explores the accuracy of the popular view that work is becoming more insecure, associated with the rise of atypical forms of work such as the gig-economy, zero-hour working and agency work.

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Unions must organise and stand up for self-employed workers

The recent Fabian Society Report highlights the importance of unions organising, representing and supporting self-workers rights.

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A framework for modern employment

The Work and Pensions Committee and the BEIS Committee have published a joint report which reflects on the Taylor Review and sets out how they believe the employment framework should be amended to reflect and support the modern world of work. 

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CIPD policy manifesto on work

In this manifesto, the CIPD set out their recommendations for the next government in relation to good work and business practice. 

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To gig or not to gig? Stories from the modern economy

The CIPD has published its recommendations to the Taylor review on employment status. It focuses on gig economy participants who trade their time and skills through the Internet and online platforms, providing a service to a third party as a form of paid employment.

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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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Virtual insanity: into the age of the on-the-go economy

This report on the gig economy from Concur looks at the nuances of the on-the-go economy and the implications for businesses in the future. 

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A proposal for modernising labour laws for twenty-first century work: the "independent worker"

This report from Seth D. Harris and Alan B. Krueger of the Hamilton Project explores new and emerging work relationships arising in the "online gig economy" in the US that do not fit the existing legal definitions of "employee" and "independent contractor" status. 

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Women and casualisation

The UK labour market is changing and hard-won employment rights are affecting how people balance their work life and home life.  But what are the consequences of casualised and precarious work on women in particular? Trades Union Congress consider.

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Growth for everyone: CBI/Accenture employment trends survey 2014

Businesses are becoming increasingly optimistic as the economic recovery becomes more soundly based. What can be identified as the employment trends of 2014? The CBI and Accenture consider.

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