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The future of work and the economy

by Gordon Pearson  |  22nd September 2020

Gordon Pearson, author of 'Remaking the Real Economy', explains how political economic decisions need to be based on real knowledge and understanding of how the three different layers of the economy work, to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.…Read more

Mark Williams, co-author of 'Mapping Good Work', discusses how the Good Work framework could unlock Britain’s productive potential after COVID-19.…Read more

Bob Smale, author of 'Exploring Trade Union Identities', explores trade union responses to COVID-19 and outlines five key areas an effective union response to COVID-19 must include.…Read more

Ian Greener, co-author of 'Reforming Healthcare', reflects on some of the things the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light and explores some of the ways we can combat these issues in the future.…Read more

by Gary Craig  |  16th March 2020

Gary Craig, co-editor of 'The Modern Slavery Agenda: Policy, Politics and Practice' looks at the extent of modern slavery, who is affected and what needs to be done. …Read more

Photo of a container yard from the cover of 'Exploring Trade Union Identities'

Bob Smale, author of 'Exploring Trade Union Identities', calls for the recognition of labour market niches and suggests that niche unions can be more successful in organising them. There is no ‘silver bullet’, but some of the answers to regeneration may lie in the past.…Read more

Street art of a woman's head that has been broken in two
by Zoe Young  |  10th October 2019

Zoe Young, author of Women’s Work: How Mothers Manage Flexible Working in Careers and Family Life speaks to Jess Miles about work-life balance being an unattainable dream and how choice is an illusion for professional mothers. They discuss how policy and organisation change can make flexible working arrangements ‘work’ for women and families, and for Read More

by Katherine Trebeck and Huw Thomas  |  28th May 2019

Huw Thomas, co-editor of Futures of Work, talks with Katherine Trebeck, co-author of The Economics of Arrival, about how most developed countries have arrived, and instead of enlarging the economy they should focus on improving it. Image Credit: Terje Sollie via Pexels

by Henry Palmer  |  4th March 2019

I graduated two years ago in Philosophy and Film studies. Whilst the destined occupation for such a degree is philosopher-cum-filmmaker, becoming an entrepreneurial Uber driver seemed the next best step.…Read more

I am a Deliveroo worker and organiser of couriers in the gig economy. This blog outlines what work in the sector currently looks like and the possibilities of what it could look like. …Read more