Large parts of our economy are characterised by insecurity. Our Insecure Work strand aims to deliver new evidence and ideas to help organisations, policymakers and workers.
The Work Foundation is a leading think tank for improving working lives in the UK. We believe everyone should have access to secure, rewarding and high-quality work and deliver rigorous applied research to tackle structural inequalities in the labour market and improve working lives across the UK.
'There are many reasons disabled people can’t just work from home – threatening to cut their benefits won’t fix the wider problems'
Dr Calum Carson, Dr Paula Holland and the Work Foundation's Rebecca Florisson discuss the UK government’s latest economic plan that says disabled people may have to look for jobs they can do from home or face cuts to their benefits.
New figures shine light on insecure work hotspots across 12 English city-regions
A new set of city-region employment profiles published by the Work Foundation at Lancaster University reveals the regions and local authorities with the highest levels of ‘severely insecure’ work (employment that is involuntarily temporary or part-time, or when multiple forms of insecurity come together, such as casual or zero-hours contracts, or low or unpredictable pay).