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Caring Economy
ˈkɛːrɪŋ/ ɪˈkɒnəmi/
noun
Caring economy; plural noun: caring economies

A new platform model designed to fulfill consumer demand through the ethical and fair provisioning of services, according to policies and practices that harness the power of technology in support of consumers and suppliers alike.

How do you fit in?

Technology can harness strong relationships, or it can stand in their way. Take our test to find out how you score. #Caremore starts here.

Gigs: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The gig economy isn't plain black or white. It's here to stay, and it's growing fast.

It's powered by technology, an incredibly powerful tool when used at the service of people. Not at their expense.

When it supports individual empowerment by improving access to knowledge.

When it fosters social progress, making it easier to communicate and build communities.

When it harnesses professional development, supporting autonomous work, improved productivity, and sustainable growth.

It's our role to make sure it stays that way. Our report examines how.

60%

Proportion of people who think 'few people will have stable, long-term employment in the future’.
PwC survey of 10,029 members of the general population based in China, Germany, India, the UK and the US

1.3 million

Number of people in the UK are engaged in ‘gig work’
‘The growing gig economy’ - CIPD, 2017

4%

Proportion of UK working adults aged between 18 and 70 are working in the ‘gig economy’
‘The growing gig economy’ - CIPD, 2017

63%

Proportion of ‘gig economy’ workers who believe the Government should regulate to guarantee them basic employment rights and benefits such as holiday pay
‘The growing gig economy’ - CIPD, 2017

80%

Proportion of UK adults who have not heard of the term ‘gig economy’
‘To gig or not to gig? Stories from the modern economy’ - CIPD, 2017

51%

Proportion of UK adults who are aware of the gig economy whether or not they had heard of the term ‘gig economy’
‘To gig or not to gig? Stories from the modern economy’ - CIPD, 2017

60%

Proportion of ‘giggers’ who feel they often don’t get enough work and are typically on low income
‘To gig or not to gig? Stories from the modern economy’ - CIPD, 2017

80%

Proportion of self-employed people in Britain that live in poverty
IPSE 2016, Tax Research UK, HM Revenue & Customs

55%

Proportion of self-employed individuals with monthly incomes amounting to less than two-thirds of median employee earnings
Social Market Foundation

17%

Proportion of self-employed workers with credit commitments who found themselves in serious debt in 2014. This number rose from 6% in 2012.
Trades Union Congress - UNISON

27%

Proportion of individuals having started to work on a self-employed basis in last 5 years to escape unemployment
‘Salvation in a start-up?’ - RSA, 2014

28%

Proportion of individuals having started to work on a self-employed basis in last 5 years who would prefer to be employed.
‘Salvation in a start-up?’ - RSA, 2014

60%

Proportion of gig economy workers who say that, overall, they get enough work on a regular basis working in the gig economy
‘To gig or not to gig? Stories from the modern economy’ - CIPD, 2017

Testimonials of people who care

Bits and pieces from people keen for meaningful change.

Library of resources

A collection of reads for the discerning consumer. For those curious to grasp the bigger picture, eager to assess the impact of their day to day choices, or just questioning the case.
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