The Office of National Statistics reports that the inflation rate in the UK has risen to 2.1%, passing the Bank of England target of 2%. Professor Abhinay Muthoo of the Department of Economics and Professor Nigel Driffield of Warwick Business School comment here on what factors could have caused this jump.
A report by the Climate Change Committee has concluded that the UK is unprepared for the effects of global warming, with homes, infrastructure and services all vulnerable. Dr Jonathan Clarke of Global Sustainable development comments on the reporting and the need to embrace 'adaptation'.
The G7 finance ministers are meeting today, where issues such as a global minimum corporation tax rate and a new tax on big tech firms will be on the table for discussion. Dr Aran Advani from our Department of Economics comments.
The United States has announced that it supports a move by the World Trade Organization (WTO) to temporarily lift patent protection for coronavirus vaccines, which might give lower income countries to better access to Covid-19 vaccines. Dr Sharifah Sekalala of Warwick Law School comments on the further challenges ahead.
As elections to the Scottish Parliament take place today, Dr Alexander Smith of the Department of Sociology comments on the key issues that he sees for voters