Liberal Democrats

New policy working groups

There is one policy working group that is currently open for applications.

We are currently accepting applications for a policy working group on the future of work.

This group will look at how we should respond to the changing nature of work.  It will address issues including: how to equip people to succeed in a more flexible, knowledge-based economy; empowerment in the workplace; the growth of insecure employment and the so-called ‘gig economy’; high levels of stress and low levels of well-being among the workforce; and reducing inequalities in the labour market.

This working groups will start work in the first half of 2020, with a view to producing consultation papers for discussion at Autumn Conference 2020 and final drafts for the FPC to consider over the period October – December 2020 for debate at Spring Conference 2021.

As a member of a working group you will work with other members to take evidence, identify the main challenges and develop distinctively Liberal Democrat policy that will appeal to voters and that would be effective in solving the identified problems.

Members of working groups are expected to attend regular meetings, contribute to discussion and to contribute towards producing consultation and policy papers (either through drafting or through commenting on drafts). The meetings generally take place in London, but if you cannot attend in person, videoconferencing is available. Groups may also choose to operate a fare-pooling scheme to help members who live further away from London with the cost of attending meetings.

The role is voluntary and the time commitment averages around two hours per week.

Please apply using this form.




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