The UK and other governments internationally want to build back better work following the Covid pandemic. Along with Leeds University, IER hosts ReWAGE, an independent expert advisory group modelled on SAGE, which supports the government’s strategic response to the recovery and renewal of work and employment in the UK as it tackles the impact of Covid-19. Core funding is provided by the ESRC. ReWAGE produces evidence papers and policy briefs through a series of expert sub-groups.
Through funding provided by abrdn Financial Fairness Trust, three sub-groups have been formed to examine the work, wages and employment in the social care and hospitality sectors as well in the gig economy. The first is convened by Professor Irena Grugulis of Leeds University, the second by Professor Tom Baum of Strathclyde University and the third by Professor Chris Forde of Leeds University. Beate Baldauf and Sally Wright of IER will provide inputs into the work of the social care and gig economy sub-groups. The work of all three sub-groups will be completed over summer 2022.