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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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The Individual Service Funds Handbook

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HSMC's Robin Miller is co-author of a new guide to Individual Service Funds (ISFs) – one of the most innovative and least well-developed forms of personal budgets in health and social care
Date:
29/09/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

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
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Paul Warmington invited to speak at Martin Luther King's alma mater

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Paul Warmington to deliver a keynote speech at Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia - alma mater of Dr Martin Luther King.
Date:
24/09/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Celebrating world gratitude day

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The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues cerebrated World Gratitude Day with an event designed to get children and adults to think about the concept of gratitude and who or what in their lives they may be grateful to or for.
Date:
23/09/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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The Conversation: China and India's border dispute rises to dangerous new heights

The Conversation: China and India's border dispute rises to dangerous new heights
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Written by Dr Tsering Topgyal. On September 19 the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, concluded a three-day trip to India. As he set off to meet Narendra Modi, Xi wrote in The Hindu that China and India "need to become co-operation partners." This does not explain why his soldiers entered Indian territory without authorisation on the first day of his visit.
Date:
29/09/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

The Conversation: EU pragmatism has rewarded Russia's brazen trade bullying

The Conversation: EU pragmatism has rewarded Russia's brazen trade bullying
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Written by Dr Kataryna Wolczuk and Rilka Dragneva-Lewers. Few bilateral agreements have ever had such turbulent history and implications as the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine.
Date:
29/09/2014
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Research, Social Sciences
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