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Social Europe Journal: Should the UK government have signed up energy consumers to a 35 year £16 billion contract?

The effect of the proposed deal is that if EDF brings such a power station on line, it will receive a guaranteed price for the electricity it produces for 35 years. Simon Deakin, Director of the Centre for Business Research…

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The future of manufacturing

Launch of final project report from the Foresight Lead Expert Group Professor Alan Hughes was a member of the Lead Expert Group oversaw the technical aspects of this project which was particularly involved in writing the final report. The Lead…

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Continuity and change at the Centre for Business Research

After nearly 20 years as Director of the Centre for Business Research (CBR), Professor Alan Hughes is standing down from this position, but will continue to play a major role in the Centre as Director of the UK~IRC, as a…

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Financial Times: European Court’s Pringle judgment: good law, bad economics

Courts don’t often try to decide the direction of economic policy. However, in effect, this is what the European Court has recently done. In its Pringle judgment the court made a number of important decisions on the legality of bail-out…

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Progress Online: Rejoining the north European mainstream

The campaign to increase the £6.19 an hour national minimum wage to a living wage of £8.55 in London and £7.45 in the UK should be supported on the grounds of both equity and efficiency. The living wage is good…

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Financial Times: Shares for rights: why entrepreneurial firms need employment law too

Under the government’s current proposals for employment law reform, employees will be able to give up rights concerning unfair dismissal, redundancy pay, flexible working and time off for training in return for receiving shares in the company that employs them,…

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Centre for Business Research (CBR) news from 2011

UK~IRC Innovation Summit 2011 - Growing through Innovation 26 November 2011 The Innovation Summit, UK~IRC's annual one day conference for practitioners, policy-makers and academics, took place on 25 November 2011 at IBM Hursley in Winchester. It was a chance to…

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Centre for Business Research (CBR) news from 2010

Professor Hughes re-appointed as member to the Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology 16 December 2010 The Prime Minister today re-appointed five members, including Professor Alan Hughes, appointed four ex-officio members, and launched the recruitment of up to around…

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Centre for Business Research (CBR) news from 2009

22,000 academics speak: results from the largest survey of academics 20 October 2009 On 20 October 2009 the UK Innovation Research Centre (UK~IRC) launched the results of the latest CBR research on how British academics interact with businesses and other…

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The Independent: Corporate social responsibility: beyond the bottom line

Some schools are trying to ensure that graduates understand the impact business has on society ... As Simon Deakin, professor of corporate governance at the Judge Business School in Cambridge, confirms: "Students now see companies making a big deal of…

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