The changes in the labour market and social security systems affect both employers and, particularly low-paid, workers. Britain Works will seek to better understand the needs of both in order to develop collaborative solutions. Read our first discussion paper here. We are particularly interested in: how to better share risk; ensuring that ‘flexibility’ is not being used as a mask to hide increasing insecurity; engaging and understanding supply chains and two-tier labour markets; and how customers and service users can open up new ways of designing systems that work better for all.
We are calling for employers to join us to examine what we can do to ensure more parents can move into good work, progress within their jobs, balance their work and family life, and share the rewards of work with their families. We’ll be working with employers and parents to find solutions that work for organisations and families.
Contact Lizzie Flew at Child Poverty Action Group or Julia Waltham at Working Families to get involved: