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The Changing Work Centre

The Changing Work Centre provides progressive ideas for the modern world of work. The centre hosts debate and undertakes new research on the changing world of work, what it means for the workforce and how government and politics should respond.


The Changing Work Centre was established by the Fabian Society and Community in February 2016. The centre is chaired by Yvette Cooper MP and supported by an advisory panel of policy makers, business people, civil society leaders and experts.

The work of The Changing Work Centre is undertaken by staff at the Fabian Society and Community.




Commission on workers and technology

Yvette Cooper MP

Yvette Cooper is chair of the home affairs select committee, MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford and chair of The Changing Work Centre.


Jason Brock

Jason Brock is a former senior researcher at the Fabian Society and is currently Labour leader of Reading Borough Council.


Olivia Bailey

Olivia Bailey is director of social policy at Public First and former head of domestic policy for Keir Starmer. She was previously deputy general secretary at the Fabian Society


Lauren Crowley

Lauren is an associate fellow at The Changing Work Centre and head of research and policy at Community.


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