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

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
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Launch of the Centre for Tax Governance

Launch of the Centre for Tax Governance
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The Centre for Tax Governance (CETAG), part of the Accountability and Governance Research Cluster, was launched on the 16th June by Professor Penelope Tuck (Department of Accounting, BBS). The CETAG is funded by the Accountability and Governance Research Cluster and CETAG's scope is to combine researchers from accounting and management, law and social policy and focus broadly on accountability and governance of taxation.
Date:
26/06/2015
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Non-NHS income: another example of privatisation or a financial lifeline?

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Although there was some debate about NHS privatisation in the recent general election campaign, it was perhaps surprising that more prominence was given to one of the key aspects of the controversial 2012 Health and Social Act.
Date:
16/06/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Social Work programmes met with high approval from the Health and Care Professions Council

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We are delighted to announce, following a recent visit from the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the Social Work programmes both BA and MA 'have met all of the HCPC's 58 Standards of Education and Training without any conditions.
Date:
11/06/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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From Gratitude to Service: Engagement, Influence and Impact

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New report out detailing the impact, influence and reach of the Jubilee Centre's work to date.
Date:
20/04/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Experts share best autism practices with India

Experts share best autism practices with India
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On World Autism Awareness Day, UK experts are calling for stronger links with India to develop best autism practices that are relevant to the specific cultural and local needs of the country. A research team from the University of Birmingham, UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT Hyderabad) are currently visiting schools in Hyderabad, engaging with teachers and parents on how technology can support children with autism in India.
Date:
13/04/2015
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences
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Blog: Do 'sticky' institutions always survive? The demise of the Audit Commission

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
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Blog: Prizes for local government: Latin America or England?

Blog: Prizes for local government: Latin America or England?
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Written by Dr Andrew Nickson. Last week I was in Panama City to deliver the inaugural address at the 2nd Latin American seminar on good practices in municipal management. My topic was the challenges of sub-national governance in the region, after thirty years during which local political democracy has gradually become the norm, accompanied by a growing share of fiscal revenue devolved to local government.
Date:
22/06/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students
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