April 16, 2019

Job recruiters discriminate against Muslims, and it doesn’t end at the interview stage

Recruiters seem to have unconscious biases that can be overturned by what they see on job applications.
April 15, 2019

Why the world is due a revolution in economics education

In economics classes, relentless growth is an unquestioned dogma. Yet this same economic growth is rapidly ripping apart the ecological foundations of our world.
April 11, 2019

First rail, now probation: why it’s time to reassess when public sector outsourcing goes wrong

A recent damning report on probation shows the need to reassess outsourcing by the public sector.
April 10, 2019

Five options for Brexit trade explained

These are the five options for Brexit: Theresa May's withdrawal agreement, staying in the customs union, staying in the single market, the so-called Common Market 2.0 idea or a no-deal Brexit.
April 8, 2019

National living wage is not enough to fix Britain’s low-pay problem – here’s why

The legal minimum wage is vital for regulating low pay and preventing exploitation. But it is insufficient on its own to reduce poverty for working people.
April 5, 2019

Being BAME often means being over qualified and under paid – here’s how pay reporting could help

Mandatory reporting could help highlight the ethnicity pay gap in much the same way that gender pay gap reporting does.
April 4, 2019

Boeing 737 MAX: how much could the grounded fleet cost the company?

With all Boeing 737 MAX planes now grounded, airlines could be losing close to US$60m a day.
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.