Robots could put 15 million Britons out of work, the Bank of England Governor declared last night.

In an alarming vision for workers, Mark Carney warned many jobs would be ‘hollowed out’ as huge technological advances meant roles could be automated instead.

The Bank has said the march of the machines in the workplace puts administrative, clerical and production staff most under threat.

Mr Carney claimed that ‘up to 15 million of the current jobs in Britain’ – almost half of the 31.8million workforce – could be replaced by robots over the coming years as livelihoods were ‘mercilessly destroyed’ by the technological revolution.

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