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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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Read the latest briefing papers from CHASM

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Read the latest Briefing Papers from the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM).
Date:
20/10/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Event: Varieties of religious superdiversity

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All are invited to attend a workshop exploring current research on religious diversity in the UK.
Date:
20/10/2014
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Professor Adrian Blackledge announced as the new Birmingham Poet Laureate

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Adrian Blackledge, Professor of Bilingualism at the University of Birmingham's School of Education, named Poets Laureate for 2014-15 for the city of Birmingham.
Date:
20/10/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Virtue Ethics: Background and Current Popularity

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Professor David Carr, a member of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues has had a chapter titled 'Virtue Ethics: Background and Current Popularity' published in the edited collection 'Teaching Virtue: The Contribution of Religious Education'
Date:
03/10/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Ukraine steels itself for winter as Novorossiya forges ahead

Ukraine steels itself for winter as Novorossiya forges ahead
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Written by Professor Stefan Wolff and Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University). The EU-Asia Summit in Milan, Italy, delivered little, if any, tangible progress to resolve the crisis in Ukraine. Relations between Russia and Ukraine's major European allies remain just a few degrees above a new Cold War-style ice age. And with only a preliminary gas deal achieved between Kiev and Moscow this may be quite literally true for Ukrainians as winter approaches.
Date:
20/10/2014
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences

POLSIS Welcomes New Members of Staff

POLSIS Welcomes New Members of Staff
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New Members of Staff in POLSIS Strengthen Coverage of European politics, international political economy and international relations.
Date:
20/10/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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