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UK study will evaluate the particular pressures of COVID-19 on working-class women

The impact of COVID-19 on working-class women in the UK will be explored by a team of researchers from the University of Warwick, the University of Nottingham and the Women’s Business Group in a new year-long study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, part of UKRI.


10 years since the austerity budget - researchers explore impact on life in the UK

The economic shock of coronavirus has brought perennial questions about government borrowing and spending, NHS funding, social care and welfare, inequality in income and education, and wellbeing, into renewed focus. In a special edition of Advantage magazine published to mark 10 years since the Austerity budget, leading economists reflect on these issues and consider what lessons can be learnt as the UK plans its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.


Reforming UK tax so that richest pay their ‘fair share’ could raise £11 billion to help rebuild post-Covid-19 public finances, says new report.

Around £11 billion a year could be raised from an Alternative Minimum Tax rate based on the total amount of income and capital gains that a person reports before applying any deductions or reliefs, according to new research which has gained unprecedented access to the tax records of the UK’s richest individuals.


New insights on the role of Trade Unions in struggles for rights

Trade unions are crucial in advancing workers’ rights, but it is unhelpful to consider their leaders as representatives of the working class as a whole when analysing labour relations and government policies, a new paper from the University of Warwick Department of Sociology argues.

Fri 12 Jun 2020, 14:07 | Tags: Policy, sociology, research, Politics, society, work, Faculty of Social Science

New e-book highlights the economic factors influencing the outcome of World War II

A new e-book co-edited by award-winning economic historian Professor Mark Harrison of Warwick Economics and CAGE has been published in the week of the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe. The book aims to provide new insight into the significant and sometimes overlooked role that economists played in shaping the conduct of the war and its ultimate outcome.

Mon 04 May 2020, 15:52 | Tags: Publishing, research, Politics, Economics, war, conflict, coronavirus, VE Day, History

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