Expert comment on Chancellor's Summer Statement: 'Tough choices' still ahead, but now is a good time for green policies
Yesterday, the Chancellor made his Summer Statement, with economic measures announced in a range of areas, including a home insulation scheme as part of an up to £5,000 grant to make homes more energy efficient. Dr Arun Advani, Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics, comments that these measures will need to be paid for in the long run, but now is still a good time to look at green policies.
Dr Lukasz Walasek from the University of Warwick Department of Psychology has made two comments in relation to the Gambling Harm – Time for Action report, published today by the Authority of the House of Lords.
The UK Government has announced that it will switch its contact-tracing app to a model based on technology by Apple and Google. Professor Carsten Maple, of WMG at the University of Warwick, discusses the impact that this might make to public confidence in the app.
Anniversary of de Gaulle’s ‘Appel’ a timely contribution to French memory wars - expert comment by Dr David Lees
Today (18 June) is the anniversary of Charles de Gaulle's 'Appel' speech in 1940, which rallied support for the French Resistance. Here Dr David Lees of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures discusses how much it contributed to the personal myth of de Gaulle.
As Centrica, the owner of British Gas, has announced plans to cut 5,000 jobs, Professor David Elmes of Warwick Business School and Professor Mike Waterson of the Department of Economics comment on the factors that may have led the company to this decision.