Staying stable in a world of financial uncertainty

By Radman Selmic, Research Fellow Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business, University of Birmingham  Better education and support to clients who need it, a collective demand for transparency in finance, and improved distribution of information to clients are all needed to enhance the level of financial capability across the UK. In a world that has … Continue reading “Staying stable in a world of financial uncertainty”

Towards a responsible budget rather than politics without vision or ambition?

By Professor John Bryson, Professor of Enterprise and Economic Geography Department of Strategy and International Business, University of Birmingham The danger is that our politicians are suffering from Brexit myopia and this includes the inability to develop a longer-term vision for the UK. The only current vision revolves around an agenda set by others In a speech … Continue reading “Towards a responsible budget rather than politics without vision or ambition?”

Has Netflix’s reign come to an end?

By Dr Finola Kerrigan, Lecturer in Marketing Department of Marketing, University of Birmingham Netflix will continue to appeal to large mainstream audiences […] But for those seeking to find hidden gems, more niche providers still have a place. While video on demand services have been a reality for quite some time, Netflix has really come to … Continue reading “Has Netflix’s reign come to an end?”

Poor people are penalised for borrowing to make ends meet – a new alliance gives them another way

By Karen Rowlingson, Professor of Social Policy Department of Social Policy Sociology & Criminology, University of Birmingham Credit can be a vital lifeline to many people and should not be taken away entirely. But nor should lenders be allowed to take advantage of people in desperate situations. Michael Sheen has just launched the End High … Continue reading “Poor people are penalised for borrowing to make ends meet – a new alliance gives them another way”