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.

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

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

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

Written evidence submitted by Dr Christine Grant, Dr Emma Russell and colleagues to the House of Lords Public Services Committee inquiry on ‘The transition from education to employment for young disabled people’

Written evidence submitted by Dr Becky Faith, Professor Jacqueline O’Reilly and Dr Rachel Verdin to the House of Lords Communications and Digital Select Committee inquiry into ‘Digital exclusion and the cost of living was cited in the Committee’s final report, ‘Digital exclusion’ (2023)

Written evidence submitted by Dr Steve Rolf was cited in the House of Commons Innovation and Technology Committee report ‘The governance of artificial intelligence: interim report’ (2023)

The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology report ‘Invisible Disabilities in Education and Employment’ (2023) cited two Digit blogs about our Innovation Funded ‘Remote 4 all’ project

Written evidence was submitted by Dr Rachel Verdin and Dr Becky Faith to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee inquiry, ‘Benefit levels in the UK’

Written evidence submitted by Dr Rachel Verdin and Professor Jacqueline O’Reilly to the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts Committee inquiry, ‘Digital transformation in government: addressing the barriers to efficiency