"Today’s ONS’s Labour Market Overview for October is not optimistic. Without doubt the region’s labour market is in for a bumpy few months. But there is also a need to think now about the region’s future and how 2021 might play out." Professor Terence Hogarth of IER analyses what today's ONS statistics reveal about the labour market prospects for the West Midlands.
Supporters of West Papuan independence have faced harsh penalties for raising their flag on 1 December. Dr Keith Hyams of the Department of Politics and International Studies comments on rising tension in the region.
Following yesterday's Budget announcement of a stamp duty cut for first time buyers Professor Ben Lockwood analyses whether the change will really benefit buyers and help alleviate the housing crisis.
More must be done to the address the imbalance in arts funding between London and the rest of the country. That's the conclusion of a Culture, Media and Sport Committee report out today (15 December). Chris Bilton , Reader, School of Theatre Studies says the government has been urged to address this imbalance since the 1980s, with relatively little effect
Professor Andrew Oswald from the School of Economics shares his thoughts about the number of tenants being evicted from their homes in England and Wales hitting record levels.