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Birmingham 'enterprise belt' research is creating 96,000 jobs

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A recent impact case study by Professor John Bryson has been published on the ESRC website. The study focuses on an 'enterprise belt' surrounding Greater Birmingham that is helping to create 96,000 new jobs that will add £14 billion to the economy.
Date:
29/06/2015
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News from School of Social Policy

Social care micro-enterprises more effective than larger providers, says report

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'Smaller is better' when it comes to providing social care, according to a new study from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
01/07/2015
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News from School of Education

Research from the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues highlighted in BBC report

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A recent article on the BBC News site - How do you instil good character? - discussing how good character may be taught, particularly in schools, referenced research undertaken by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues.
Date:
05/06/2015
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News from School of Government and Society

Blog: Do 'sticky' institutions always survive? The demise of the Audit Commission

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Written by Katherine Tonkiss. "The Audit Commission played a central role in the audit, inspection, performance improvement and regulation of local authorities (and other public service providers) in England for over thirty years. Operating at arm's length from government, it thrived under the efficiency and performance improvement agendas of successive Conservative and Labour governments, growing into a large and powerful public body."
Date:
24/06/2015
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