The Future of Work Commission report into how the UK deals with the new technological revolution.

The Commission, which is independent, has concluded that the most apocalyptic predictions about the impact automation will have on jobs are far too pessimistic. Instead, the report says automation and artificial intelligence will create as many jobs as they destroy - if we get the right policies in place. But it contains some stark warnings about the future too. Because we aren’t doing enough to exploit the opportunities created by this new world of work.

You can read the executive summary here and the full report here.


The Future of Work Commission is co-chaired by Tom Watson MP and Helen Mountfield QC.

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We are inviting contributions from members of the public and stakeholder trade unions, academic institutions, think tanks and other groups. To have your say on the future of work, take part in our call for evidence



Our second public evidence session was themed around encouraging and harnessing innovation. We heard from Professor Rose Luckin from the UCL Knowledge Lab; Paul Wilmott, Global Head of Digital, McKinseys; and Gi Fernando, social entrepreneur and founder of Freeformers Ltd.


Automation, digitisation, artificial intelligence. We are on the brink of a new industrial revolution. I launched the Future of Work Commission last year as a response to this. The possibilities are endless - but so are the challenges.


It was a big week this week. The Future of Work commission held its first public evidence session in Westminster. I know we’re looking towards the future, and that future obviously includes technological advances that will allow people to connect remotely from all over the world. But at the moment, there’s still something special about getting people together in the same room, to talk in depth about the issues we want to consider. So I was excited about this.


In Edward Bellamy’s 1888 novel Looking Backward a young Bostonian emerges from a state of suspended animation in the year 2000 and is startled to find the inequalities of his own era banished. A Utopian 21st-century America has abolished money, private enterprise and poverty—every industry is owned and managed for the benefit of all

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