Our research aims to inform current debates and effective policymaking on the future of work.

Digit researchers produce Policy Briefs, collaborate with policy organisations to produce reports and submit evidence to Parliamentary inquiries and Government consultations.

The economic effects of changes in labour laws: new evidence for the UK

Simon Deakin and Kamelia Pourkermani (April 2024), Digit Policy Brief

Better outcomes for everyone? The UK’s fragmented digital ecosystem of work and welfare

Jacqueline O’Reilly and Rachel Verdin (November 2023), Digit Policy Brief

Delivering flexible working in practice: an agile approach

Emma Russell (October 2023), Digit Policy Brief

The economic effects of changes in labour laws: new evidence for the UK

Simon Deakin and Kamelia Pourkermani (April 2024), Digit Policy Brief

Better outcomes for everyone? The UK’s fragmented digital ecosystem of work and welfare

Jacqueline O’Reilly and Rachel Verdin (November 2023), Digit Policy Brief

Delivering flexible working in practice: an agile approach

Emma Russell (October 2023), Digit Policy Brief

Digital entrepreneurship on retail platforms: A way to formalise employment for young people in Nigeria and the UK

Aymikun Idowu, Monica Richards and Jacqueline O'Reilly (2023), International Organisation of Employers

How health platforms can improve healthcare in the Global South

Dimitra Petrakaki, Petros Chamakiotis, Daniel Curto-Millet (2023), World Economic Forum

Getting the goods: Trade unions and the strategy in the quick-commerce sector

Steve Rolf, Wil Hunt and Rachel Verdin (2023), FEPS Policy Study

Back to the Dark Ages? Q-commerce, rapid retail and the changing landscape of retail work

Rachel Verdin, Steve Rolf, Wil Hunt and Sacha Garben (2023), FEPS Policy Study

China’s Regulations on Algorithms

Steven Rolf (2023), Friedrich Ebert Siftung Future of Work Policy Briefing

Digital Poverty in the UK

Faith, B., Hernandez, K. and Beecher, J. (2022), IDS Policy Briefing 202, Brighton: Institute of Development Studies

Promoting the creation of an inclusive workplace

Christine Grant (2022) Open Access Government

A global analysis of worker protest in digital labour platforms

Bessa, I., Joyce, S., Neumann, D., Stuart, M., Trappmann, V. and Umney, C. (2022) International Labour Organization

Digital automation and the future of work

Spencer, D., Cole, M., Joyce, S., Whittaker, X. and Stuart, M. (2021) Scientific Foresight Unit, Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Services (EPRS) of the Secretariat of the European Parliament

A Gender Agenda for the Future of Work in a Digital Age of Pandemics: jobs, skills and contracts

Verdin, R. and O'Reilly, J. (2021), Institute of Economics and Social Research (WSI)

Global Labour Unrest on Platforms: The case of food delivery workers

Trappmann, V., Bessa, I., Joyce, S., Neumann, D., Stuart, M. and Umney, C. (2020) Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

A global struggle: worker protest in the platform economy

Joyce, S., Neumann, D., Trappmann, V., and Umney, C. (2020), European Trade Union Institute Policy Brief

The Social Protection of Workers in the Platform Economy

Forde, C., M. Stuart, S. Joyce, L. Oliver, D. Valizade, G. Alberti, K. Hardy, V. Trappman, C. Umney and C. Carson with J. Katja and G. Yordanova (2017). European Parliament, Directorate General for Internal Policies, Policy Department A: Economic and Scientific Policy, 125pp

Third Report – Governance of artificial intelligence (AI) (2024)
This House of Commons Science, Innovation and Technology Committee report cited work by Steve Rolf

Supply of semiconductor chips (2024)
This UK Parliament POSTnote cited work by Steve Rolf

The governance of artificial intelligence: interim report (2023)
This House of Commons Science, Innovation and Technology Committee report cited work by Steve Rolf

Invisible disabilities in education and employment (2023)
This UK Parliament POSTnote cited two Digit blogs about our Innovation Funded ‘Remote 4 all’ project

Digital exclusion (2023)
This final report from the House of Lords Communications and Digital Select Committee cited work by Becky Faith, Jacqueline O’Reilly and Rachel Verdin