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We must stop looking at EU migrants as coming from two Europes – the east, and everywhere else

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Migration is a central theme in the debate over Britain's membership of the EU before the referendum in June. But the focus is often upon migrants from eastern Europe, with migrants from everywhere else in Europe largely absent from such discussions. Perhaps because those from the east are newer to the European community, it is they who are often portrayed as a problem.
Date:
23/04/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Are you listening Sir Bob – Birmingham wins the RCUK Urban Living Partnership Call - a new big boost towards Birmingham as the collaborative future city

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Richard Kenny narrates some of the journey so far in responding to this Call and tries to put his finger on Birmingham's initial success in engaging with RCUK and Innovate UK in their radical joined up approach to future cities, urban living and innovation.
Date:
22/04/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

We must stop looking at EU migrants as coming from two Europes – the east, and everywhere else

We must stop looking at EU migrants as coming from two Europes – the east, and everywhere else
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Catherine Harris in The Conversation: Six countries account for half of the EU migrants to the UK – but they're not all from eastern Europe.
Date:
21/04/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

The Next Steps for the Combined Authority and the Midlands Engine

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On 1 June 2016 the West Midlands Combined Authority comes into effect. With that in mind, Insider hosted an event at Birmingham Business School to explore the next steps for the Combined Authority and the Midlands Engine.
Date:
21/04/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Will the Government's EU leaflet work?

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The Government yesterday (11th April 2016) sent out leaflets to households around the UK giving their reasons for staying in the EU, at a reported cost of £9 million. But are mail shots actually worth doing?
Date:
12/04/2016
Categories:
Social Sciences

How business is devising new ways to rip off workers

How business is devising new ways to rip off workers
Description
Senior Lecturer in HRM and Industrial Relations Geraint Harvey with colleagues in The Conversation: Businesses are reducing the UK tax take with a new form of self-employment which harks back to mediaeval England.
Date:
12/04/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

An Enigma and an Omission: The Productivity Puzzle and the Living Wage Directive

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As the living wage comes into effect it's worth revisiting this blog from Professor John Bryson.
Date:
08/04/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

New City REDI member Richard Kenny on devolution and the economy

New City REDI member Richard Kenny on devolution and the economy
Description
Devolution can only work when the economy fully works– so making it work and provide for all is going to remain the central question facing cities and regions - time to get CityREDI, argues Richard Kenny.
Date:
23/03/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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