It's been called the ‘The New Technological Revolution’.

A new era of rapid technology-driven change, which is transforming our world every day. Although it will create wealth and opportunities, it is causing disruption and hardship too. The problems of inequality and job insecurity aren’t new, but the solutions will need to be.

The Future of Work Commission will connect different disciplines and sectors to consider emerging work trends. We will seek evidence across the country and work with businesses, trade unions and universities to generate new research.

Our goal is to understand the implications of new technology on work and make achievable recommendations about the most pressing challenges and opportunities of the future.


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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