Social Policy Conference: Employment on the Edge


The three Tayside Citizens Advice Bureaux (CAB), Angus, Perth and Dundee, will be combining forces to hold a social policy conference on 31st August 2018. The conference will get delegates thinking about the changing nature of employment and how to deal with these changes within the context of social policy work.

Topics will include employment rights post Brexit, universal basic income, the gig economy, wellbeing at work, employee ownership, automation and ways of working in the creative industries.

Speakers and workshop facilitators confirmed include:

Dr Vanesa Fuertes – Lecturer in Politics at University of the West of Scotland

Linda Hutton – Research Manager at Citizens Advice Scotland

Ken Naismith – CEO of Employee Owned Company CAS LTD

Ian Watson – Employment Law Consultant

Better than Zero – Campaigning organisation against precarious work

Mandy McEwan – Co-ordinator of the Fife pilot on Universal Basic Income

Kyle Lewis – The Autonomy Institute think tank

Dr Michelle Weldon-Johns & Dr Greg Bremner – Lecturers in law and economics at Abertay

Ann Heard & Lorna Redford – Perth ADHD group

The speakers and workshops will encourage delegates to consider the various pressures on the ‘standard’ work model and increasing uncertainty over its future; the potential impact on individuals engaged in new systems of working and what the future might hold for our society.