By Professor Stan Siebert, Professor of Labour Economics Department of Management, University of Birmingham. Job vacancies have hit a record high as the economic recovery continues. High vacancies are normal in a dynamic, large economy such as the UK which normally runs with 600-700 thousand vacant jobs as workers change jobs and search for new … Continue reading “Good news for workers – wage increases ahead”
Jaguar Land Rover: One-week shutdown will impact the rest of the supply chain
Dr Amir Qamar Department of Strategy & International Business Before the Brexit referendum, a large number of manufacturing firms within the automotive sector were re-shoring to the UK with an estimated 1/6 bringing manufacturing back home between 2011-14. Since Brexit was announced, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, declared last year … Continue reading “Jaguar Land Rover: One-week shutdown will impact the rest of the supply chain”
Brexit and the City: implications for EU capital markets
By Professor Andrew Mullineux, Professor of Financial Economics, Research Associate at the Lloyds Centre for Responsible Business The Department of Finance, University of Birmingham Banks and other financial institutions are preparing for Brexit (and a potential ‘no-deal’ Brexit) by opening and moving staff to offices in EU cities. We can expect to see this trend continue, in … Continue reading “Brexit and the City: implications for EU capital markets”
How reliant is Britain on EU migrant workers?
By Dr Catherine Harris, City-REDI Senior Research Fellow Department of Strategy and International Business, University of Birmingham As with many other issues related to the referendum, the impact remains uncertain. Europe Day celebrates peace and unity across Europe, whilst Brexit still continues to cause uncertainty in a number of areas, threatening Europe’s sense of unity … Continue reading “How reliant is Britain on EU migrant workers?”
‘Plumber phobia’ and the Brexit services trade dilemma
By Professor John Bryson, Professor of Enterprise and Economic Geography Department of Strategy and International Business, University of Birmingham But, the question is ‘what role do services play in the European single market?’. Europe Day is upon us again and provides an ideal opportunity to reflect upon European integration in the face of Brexit. In 1985, the … Continue reading “‘Plumber phobia’ and the Brexit services trade dilemma”
How has Brexit affected exchange rates?
By John Fender, Professor of Macroeconomics at the University of Birmingham. The UK has experienced a depreciation of about 13% in the value of its currency since the Brexit referendum on the 23rd June last year. The Brexit vote was undoubtedly responsible for most of the decline; if the vote had been to remain the … Continue reading “How has Brexit affected exchange rates?”