April 4, 2019

Rent or buy: does the British obsession with home ownership pay off?

A new study looks at the pure financial return of UK home ownership over 40 years to find consistently positive results.
April 3, 2019

Ending austerity: stop councils selling off public assets

Councils have sold off vast amounts of land since 2014 – land that was previously used for important public services.
April 2, 2019

Paid work experience and ‘sandwich degrees’ help boost social mobility – new research

In a victory for meritocracy, sandwich placements overwhelmingly go to the brightest students, irrespective of their background.
March 29, 2019

More than a million UK small businesses see Brexit as major obstacle to success

While everyone frets about the fate of big corporates, the little ones are growing agitated.
March 29, 2019

Sackler donations: why museums and galleries can be stuck with gifts – even if they don’t want them

Charity law is quite strict when it comes to giving back donations that have already been made.
March 28, 2019

Ten rules of email that will reduce your stress levels

Top tips to improve your email use based on academic research into email best practice, productivity and stress.
March 28, 2019

YouTube’s child viewers may struggle to recognise adverts in videos from ‘virtual play dates’

YouTube channels are increasingly targeting children, but research shows these young viewers may not understand when they are being sold to.
March 27, 2019

Elizabeth Holmes: Theranos scandal has more to it than just toxic Silicon Valley culture

Elizabeth Holmes conformed to a myth of entrepreneurial success. This was ultimately her downfall.
March 27, 2019

New focus on the foundations of the UK’s economy might help poorest regions post-Brexit

The foundational economy has largely been overlooked in public policy but it could provide shelter from the Brexit storm for the UK's deprived regions.
March 27, 2019

Brexit with brie? Common Market 2.0 proposal explained – through the import and export of cheese

What is the Common Market 2.0 proposal, also known as Norway+ and what would it mean in practice?
March 26, 2019

Is Brexit an opportunity to revive the EU-India trade deal?

Despite growing trade between the EU and India, talks stalled in 2013 after 16 rounds, only resuming in 2018. Some in Brussels blame Britain.
March 26, 2019

Internet giants could strangle the smart tech revolution at birth – here are our options

There are mounting calls to dismember the likes of Google, Apple and Amazon, but most people seem to have overlooked the biggest threat of all.