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Revelation of Tesco accounting error may have done new board a favour

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There is a long history of companies misstating their financial position and performance, and on Monday Tesco plc became the latest with its announcement that it had overstated its half-year profit forecast by £250 million. This revelation, arising from information provided by an internal whistle-blower, resulted in an 11 per cent reduction in the supermarket giant's share price, putting the share value at an 11-year low. How can an error this large have occurred?
Date:
25/09/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

MPs launch sustainability commission in parliament

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On Tuesday 9 September launched the Sustainability Commission with Professor Brammer providing an overview of what the Commissioners are looking to achieve; and Adam Elman, Global Head of Delivery: Plan A at Marks & Spencer, speaking about Marks & Spencer's approach to sustainability envisaged through its Plan A 2020 commitments.
Date:
17/09/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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University of Birmingham welcomes chief social worker

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Birmingham's new social work students were greeted today by Chief Social Worker for Adults, Lyn Romeo, HSMC's Prof. Jon Glasby and Prof. Sue White from the Institute of Applied Social Studies.
Date:
24/09/2014

New programme of Housing and Communities Research Network seminars

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All are welcome at the new programme of Housing and Communities Research Network seminars which begins on Monday 29 September with a thought provoking look at Community Land Trusts in the US and UK from Stephen Hill, a leading activist involved in East London CLT and in the Co-Housing movement.
Date:
24/09/2014
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New Head of College of Social Sciences announced

New Head of College of Social Sciences announced
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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Saul Becker to the post of Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Social Sciences. Saul will join us in August 2014.
Date:
05/08/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Doctoral researchers from School of Education finalists in Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition

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Beverley Maynard and Jesvir Mahil from the School of Education were finalists in this year's Birmingham Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition
Date:
31/07/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Blog: What skills does a 21st Century fire service need?

Blog: What skills does a 21st Century fire service need?
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Written by Dave Cross. Over the past twenty years the fire service, like many other public sector agencies has undergone radical change. Whilst the public's expectation of the fire service as a response based fire and rescue service remains the same, the organisational expectations of fire fighters has increased markedly. To quote a senior Greater Manchester fire officer "The job of a fire fighter nowadays has changed from not just putting out fires… to almost being a semi social worker".
Date:
26/09/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Blog: Devo max - what it is and why it won't happen

Blog: Devo max - what it is and why it won't happen
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Written by Chris Game. Devo Max – it sounds like a 99% efficient toilet cleaner, or a dodgy West Country car dealer, but either way I visualise its initials in upper case. And that's its problem. It's undoubtedly the 'must use' expression of the month. It's not complicated, like 'full fiscal autonomy' or the Barnett formula, so anyone feels able to drop it authoritatively into even casual conversation. And everyone has their own idea of what it is.
Date:
25/09/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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