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Locking down Leicester - Expert Comment

"Lockdowns in democracies have always been about trust. In order for localised lockdowns to be effective, it is important to know what the public health threshold is for creating a localised lockdown so that communities don’t feel that they are being disproportionately impacted." Dr Sharifah Sekalala comments on the potential challenges of a Leicester lockdown.


"Unprecedented times call for unprecedented policy responses" - Professor Abhinay Muthoo comments on the GDP drop

"This is unprecedented in living memory. It is hugely tragic in so many ways but especially in terms of what it has meant and means for many people’s livelihoods and for many businesses." Professor Abhinay Muthoo, Dean of Warwick in London, comments on the news that output in the UK fell by 20.4 per cent in April compared with the previous month.


The challenge facing our creative industries - expert comment

As the Chancellor prepares to announce a package of support for workers whose jobs are at risk because of COVID19, Dr Heidi Ashton from the Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies highlights the particular challenges for people in the creative sector.


Swiss women demand "more time, more money, more respect"

Dr Erika Kispeter comments on the news that women in Switzerland are taking a day of action in protest at the national pay gap between the sexes and other inequalities.


"nice work if you can get it" - Professor Chris Warhurst comments on the Government's Good Work strategy

The government has announced "the biggest package of workplace reforms for over 20 years” in response to the Taylor Review into Modern Working Practices. Professor Christopher Warhurst, Director of the Warwick Institute of Employment Research, comments.


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