Mark Carney was right to warn of the huge impact of technological change during his speech in Liverpool last night. Work is becoming more complex and uncertain, with machines doing jobs we thought only humans could do - but with new opportunities opening up as well. This is a challenge for all of us.
Policymakers who don’t think seriously about the way work is changing as a result of automation and new technology are in danger of giving the wrong answers to the wrong questions about the future.
That’s exactly why I’ve set up Labour’s independent commission on the future of work. We want to engage with different sectors and look at what new policies are needed to keep up with the new era of technology-driven change.
We'll be holding our first evidence session next week - I'm looking forward to it, and will keep you updated.