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Employment Rights: Preserving and Strengthening Family-Friendly and
Egalitarian Workplace Cultures after Brexit
December 2017, Ania Zbyszewska, University of Warwick
This briefing assesses how employment rights underpinning family-friendly workplaces might be affected by the UK’s exit from the EU. It also makes recommendations for how the UK might preserve and strengthen its commitment to maintaining family-friendly and egalitarian workplaces after Brexit.
December 2017, Peter Dickinson, Daria Luchinskaya and Chris Warhurst
UK spending on initiatives to help unemployed and disadvantaged workers in the labour market is significantly supplemented by EU funding such as the European Social Fund (ESF). Unless the UK government provides replacement funding, this funding source will be withdrawn on the UK's exit from the EU. This briefing outlines the benefits of the ESF in the UK and makes recommendations for what investment in skills training for vulnerable workers should look like after Brexit.
December 2017, Nigel Driffield and Erika Kispeter
This briefing outlines recent policy-orientated research on the impact of Brexit on inward foreign direct investment and employment. It sets out recommendations for a post-Brexit inward investment strategy, with a focus on good-quality job creation.
December 2017, Guglielmo Meardi and Erika Kispeter, University of Warwick, Anne Green, University of Birmingham
Targeted regulations of migrant labour could reduce labour market uncertainty and job competition between UK and migrant workers after Brexit. This briefing analyses lessons from the construction industries of Canada, Switzerland and Norway to make recommendations for how migrant labour regulations might be implemented in the UK.
October 2017, Professor Mike Bradshaw
This briefing reports the findings of the first UK Gas Security Forum, which brings together a range of stakeholders from government, business, think-tanks and academia to consider the impact of Brexit on the UK gas industry. The aim of the Forum is to inform the Brexit negotiations and the formulation of a Post-Brexit UK Gas Security Strategy.
June 2017, Simone Varriale
Simone considers how EU migrants are perceived in the UK and the extent to which this shapes their identities.
Published in: The Sociological Review
March 2017, Katerina Hadjimatheou
Recent government figures estimate that there are between 10,000 and 13,000 victims of modern slavery in the UK today. A large majority of these people are trafficked in from abroad. And, as the government report shows, a significant proportion of this group, perhaps even most of them, are themselves EU citizens. It seems highly likely that the final Brexit settlement will involve some reinstatement of immigration controls between the UK and the EU. So, one important question is how this might affect the flow, identification, and protection of people trafficked into the UK.
Published in: The Conversation
March 2017, Gary Watt
King John, Shakespeare's English History Play in which the Papal legate compels France to withdraw from its bilateral pact with England, demonstrates uncanny parallels with the UK's exit from the EU. Gary Watt explores the language and meaning of the play and what light it can shed on the Brexit vote and its aftermath.
Published in: Oxford University Press Blog
February 2017, John McEldowney
This briefing looks at the primary options for UK and EU relations after Brexit. It is based on a paper by Professor John McEldowney (School of Law, University of Warwick) and Professor Rosa M Lastra (CCLS, Queen Mary University of London) which explains how the rule of law provides an essential framework for the discussion of many aspects of Brexit including the role of Parliament, the importance of the courts and the values of justice and fairness, especially legal certainty.
Published in: The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law website
February 2017, Wyn Grant
This briefing outines the use of seasonal migrant labour in Agriculture and sets out policy recommendations to reduce the negative impact of brexit on the supply of seasonal workers.
Published in: Yorkshire Agriculture Society website
January 2017, Chris Warhurst
Despite all the talk about inter-generational betrayal by the old of the young, the largest ratio to vote leave was amongst low-skilled workers (70%). Their frustration and desire for something to change is understandable. They are in bad jobs, are too often stuck in these jobs and jostle more than others with migrant workers.
Published in: Warwick Social Sciences Blog
January 2017, Nigel Driffield
Much of the debate around trade deals misses some of the fundamentals of what they actually are and involve.
Published in: The Conversation
8 December 2016, Gurminder Bhambra
This article explores how Brexit could mean that non-British EU citizens lose citizenship rights in the UK, and argues that this is part of a broader pattern that played out in the first half of the twentieth century with regard to people coming to Britain from the Commonwealth.
Published in: opendemocracy.net
December 2016, Nigel Driffield
Leaving the European Union will see foreign direct investment into the UK drop dramatically, taking four years to recover and remaining at a reduced level in the long-term.
Published on: WBS website
October 2016, Sascha Becker, Thiemo Fetzer and Denis Novy
In the Brexit referendum on 23 June 2016, the British electorate voted to leave the EU. The vote is widely seen as a watershed moment in British history and European integration. This column asks why some areas vote to leave the EU, and others voted to remain.
Published in: Voxeu.org
Euroscepticism in Old and New Member States: The Role of the Media in the United Kingdom and Croatia
September 2016, Tatiana Coutto, Blanka Matkovic
Media coverage of the European Union is key to understanding the mainstreaming of Euroscepticism in Europe and its impact on democracy in old and new member states.
Published in: ideasoneurope.eu
September 2016, Nigel Driffield
Japan’s warning that its companies may move their operations outside of the UK if it fails to negotiate favourable Brexit terms is the first major sign of how leaving the EU could affect foreign investment into Britain.
Published in: theconversation.com
August 2016, Katharina Lefringhausen
Katharina Lefringhausen challenges the notion that the more we accept different ways of life in our own neighbourhood, the more our own way of doing things is under existential threat. Her research demonstrates that those British nationals who engage in cultural practices from immigrant communities are no less likely to engage in British cultural practices.
Published in: theconversation.com
July 2016, Gurminder Bhambra
In this article, Professor Bhambra explores Brexit and arguments around race and class in the context of Britain's imperial past.
Published in: discoversociety.org
June 2016, Tatiana Coutto
On 6 June, the official voter registration website received more than 525,000 applications from people wishing to register to vote in the upcoming EU referendum. Emergency legislation had to be adopted to extend the registration period by 48 hours after a massive wave (50,000) of would-be voters tried to apply shortly before the deadline. More than 400,000 people benefited from this extra time to register. A large share of the last-minute applicants were aged between 18 and 34 years old. Some of the individuals in this age range will be voting for the first time in the referendum. While application figures have to be taken with a pinch of salt, this new group of voters may affect the result of the referendum, shaping the relationship between the UK and the EU in the coming decades.
Published in: ukandeu.ac.uk