Automation threatens 1.5 million workers in Britain, says ONS

Women and part-timers most at risk, while supermarket checkout jobs fall by 25%About 1.5 million workers in Britain are at high risk of losing their jobs to automation, according to government estimates, with women and those in part-time work most affe…

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Robot era shouldn’t mean end to workers’ rights, says UN agency

ILO calls for living wage and union bargaining as automation threatens jobsWorld leaders have been urged by an influential United Nations agency to sign up to a universal labour guarantee to bolster fundamental workers’ rights, including adequate livin…

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The property tax system works brilliantly – if you’re a builder or wealthy homeowner

More government money goes to subsidising housebuyers than to housing benefit – a situation that is not only unfair but costing the economy dearWhen official figures show that the number of new homes built for social renting has fallen by almost four-f…

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Don’t believe the World Bank – robots will steal our wages

Automation will bring growth, but history tells us labour’s share of national income will declineThe World Bank has a reassuring message for those fearful of being made obsolete by automation: the robot age is nothing to be worried about. Just like all…

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