IFOW is delighted to have been announced as the Research Partner for the newly constituted All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the Future of Work.
The APPG, which was registered on 2nd November 2020, will be chaired by David Davis MP (Conservative) and Clive Lewis MP (Labour). The vice-chairs are Kirsten Oswald (SNP), Jon Cruddas MP (Labour), Stephen Metcalfe MP (Conservative), Baroness Prosser (Labour) Lord Clement-Jones (Liberal Democrats) and Lord Knight (Labour). The group has been set up to advance:
- understanding and discussion about the impacts of technology on work
-dialogue and collaboration between government, business, unions, academics and civil society
-practical solutions in response to key challenges and opportunities aimed at shaping a future of better work across the UK.
IFOW director Anna Thomas said "We are looking forward to supporting the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Future of Work. With technology adoption accelerating through COVID-19, and greater attention being paid to regional and demographic inequalities, we are at a critical moment for setting the direction for future of work policy in the UK. We hope that the APPG will become an essential forum for sharing knowledge and building consensus for the way ahead."