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Coronavirus and the UK automotive industry

"The longer the shut downs go on, the more likely there will be a permanent impact on an industry that has already been struggling" - Professor David Bailey, Birmingham Business School.

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University makes hand sanitiser to support Birmingham City Council frontline staff

At the request of Public Health England, a team of technicians are working at the University’s flagship Collaborative Teaching Laboratory (CTL) to produce urgently needed hand sanitiser for Birmingham’s social care workers. The sanitiser is being sent to Birmingham City Council's Council House to be decanted into individual bottles and distributed to front-line staff.