James Scales

James Scales

Skills and Future of Work Lead

Profile

James focuses on skills policy and the future of work. His work examines how education and training systems could be reformed to boost prosperity in a changing jobs market, and ways we could secure protection for workers in the digital age. Formerly, James practised as a lawyer and then moved into public policy, where he published various papers on disadvantage and skills. He has degrees from the University of Cambridge and the University of Bath, and his academic background blends politics, economics and law.