What’s Earth Day got to do with Wellbeing?

April 22, 2021

by Hannah Ormston, Ben Thurman and Jennifer Wallace, Carnegie UK Trust

“In nature nothing exists alone.” Rachel Carson, Silent Spring (1962) Over the last 13 months – and during a time of isolation, separation, and loneliness – many of us have sought comfort ...

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Why we’re creating new guidance on the key role of HR in responsible investment in technology

April 21, 2021

by Ben Willmott, Head of Public Policy, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

In this guest blog, Ben Willmott discusses Responsible Investment in Tech , a new CIPD-Carnegie UK Trust-Institute for the Future of Work project, which will explore how organisations can help...

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Responsible Investment in Tech: how can we ensure productivity-boosting tech enhances job quality?

April 20, 2021

by Douglas White, Head of Advocacy

Workplace technologies have the potential to both improve the contribution that work makes to wellbeing and to threaten it.  At the Carnegie UK Trust, through our Fulfilling Work and Digital Futur...

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Responding to the Digital Regulatory Co-operation Forum programme of work

April 13, 2021

By Maeve Walsh, Carnegie Associate

The new Digital Regulatory Co-operation Forum (DRCF) – made up of Ofcom, the Information Commissioner’s Office, the Competition and Markets Authority and, from April 2021, the Financial Conduct Au...

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A decent minimum wage must be accompanied by real reform of our labour market

April 7, 2021

By Paul Nowak, Deputy General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress

The Carnegie UK Trust’s Future of the Minimum Wage project explores how an increased minimum wage can be delivered as part of a wider labour market strategy that promotes good work and tack...

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Future paths of the minimum wage: a small business perspective

April 1, 2021

by Emelia Quist, Senior Policy Manager at the Federation of Small Businesses

The Carnegie UK Trust’s Future of the Minimum Wage project explores how an increased minimum wage can be delivered as part of a wider labour market strategy that promotes good work and tack...

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Increased online safety for people involved in the democratic process in the UK

March 24, 2021

by William Perrin, Trustee, Carnegie UK Trust and Professor Lorna Woods, Professor of Internet Law, University of Essex

Pragmatic, simple steps by regulators and social media platforms can improve the safety of those involved in elections in the United Kingdom and support the electoral process itself.  Building on the...

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The Time is Right for a Children’s Wellbeing Budget

March 23, 2021

By Jackie Brock, Chief Executive, Children in Scotland, Sophie Flemig, Chief Executive, Cattanach and Jennifer Wallace, Head of Policy, Carnegie UK Trust

In so many ways, Scotland is a wonderful place to grow up. In a global context we have free education and health care, access to an environment noted around the world for its beauty, and a society tha...

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Safer Internet Day 2021, where have we got to?

February 9, 2021

by Maeve Walsh, Carnegie Associate

“Online harms regulation is long overdue,” I wrote this time last year as we waited for the UK Government’s response to the Online Harms White Paper and anticipated the progress of Lord McNal...

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Freedom of Expression, Speech Rights & Modern Regulation

January 29, 2021

By William Perrin, Trustee, Carnegie UK Trust, Professor Lorna Woods, University of Essex and Maeve Walsh, Carnegie Associate

A number of social networks and web services banned President Trump from their services suggesting that there was a risk of further incitement to violence.  Twitter was first to act , followed ...

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