The Work Foundation

The Work Foundation is the leading think tank for improving work in the UK. We have been an authoritative, independent source of ideas and analysis on the labour market and the wider economy for over a hundred years.

As the pace of economic change continues to disrupt the ways we work and do business, our mission is to support everyone in the UK to access rewarding and high quality work and enable businesses to realise the potential of their teams. To do this, we engage directly with practitioners, businesses and workers, producing rigorous applied research that allows us to develop practical solutions and policy recommendations to tackle the challenges facing the world of work.

Although based in London, we are part of Lancaster University Management School, and work with a range of academics across our research programmes. This enables us to harness the research produced within the School and provide new and impactful insights for practitioners and policymakers. We also work with a range of external partners and organisations across our various research and engagement activities.

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Recent Reports

By Heather Taylor; Melanie Wilkes; Andrew Pakes

This report from UK think tank the Work Foundation looks at the implications of an 'always on' culture for businesses,…

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By Rebecca Florisson

This report from UK think tank the Work Foundation looks at the proposed reforms to flexible working regulations. Government has…

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By Dr Olivia Gable

This report from UK think tank the Work Foundation looks at the barriers facing those on UC in accessing training. …

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By Heather Taylor; Rebecca Florisson; Daisy Hooper

This report from UK think tank the Work Foundation looks at the key priorities for employers and Government on hybrid…

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By Rebecca Florisson; Heather Taylor; Laurence Vigneau; Muhammad Khan

This report from UK think tank the Work Foundation looks at the new shift to hybrid working. As the full…

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By Trinley Walker

This report from UK think tank the Work Foundation looks at building the low carbon workforce of the future. The…

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By Heather Taylor; Rebecca Florisson; Liz Spratt

This report from UK think tank the Work Foundation looks at hybrid working and whether policies have kept pace with…

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By Melanie Wilkes; Olivia Gable; Trinley Walker

This report from UK think tank the Work Foundation looks at how to tackle workforce challenges in adult social care.…

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