Category Archives: Current affairs

Behavioural Bias and rules of thumb in financial decision making

Date Thu 30 November 2017 Location Lecture Theatre G34 Manchester Metropolitan University Business School All Saints Manchester M15 6BH Using the example of pension saving, Dr Richard Whittle of Manchester Metropolitan University will explain relevant behavioural drivers of financial decision … Continue reading

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Has the Chancellor lost an opportunity to have a budget for youth?

Gary Pollock, Professor of Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University and an expert on youth transitions from childhood to adulthood comments on today’s budget. Following a surge in support from students for the policies of Labour under Jeremy Corbyn, debates over … Continue reading

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Policy Forum on Small Businesses in a Changing Europe

Date Tuesday 21st November 2017 Location Jubilee Room, Westminster London SW1A Nearly a year and a half after the referendum, the processes and consequences of leaving the European Union are still uncertain. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are resilient and … Continue reading

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Contemporary Issues in Economics and Policy

17:00 – 19:30, Tue 7 November 2017 Lecture Theatre G.35, Manchester Metropolitan University All Saints Campus Oxford Road Manchester M15 6BH A Seminar Series hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs Making Sense of Brexit: The … Continue reading

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Disability and migration – living on the periphery of society?

14:00 – 17:00, Mon 6 November 2017 Manchester Metropolitan University John Dalton Building, JD E145 Chester Street Manchester M15 6BH In the context of a rise in neopopulism, from Brexit to Trump, people on the move and those labelled disabled … Continue reading

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Contemporary Issues in Economics and Policy

17:00 – 19:30, Thurs 5th October 2017  Room G35 Manchester Metropolitan University Business School All Saints Campus Oxford Road Manchester, M15 6BH United Kingdom A New Seminar Series hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs In … Continue reading

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Modern life has changed – so services must too

By Professor Chris Fox Life expectancy has risen, employment rates are as high as they have ever been, participation in higher education has increased, crime has fallen and technological innovations have provided new opportunities. In short, how we live has … Continue reading

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Conservative Party conference: Delivering public services that citizens deserve: the role of innovation

Reform is delighted to convene a panel event at the Conservative Party conference on the theme ‘Delivering public services that citizens deserve: the role of innovation’ with Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury. The event is in … Continue reading

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Addressing Homelessness: Reducing-Preventing-Ending

08:30-16:15, Tues 19 September, 2017 The Hive, 51 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1FN Open Forum Events is hosting the Addressing Homelessness: Reducing-Preventing-Ending conference which will look to analyse the current trends in the prevalence of homelessness and the causes perpetuating … Continue reading

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RIBA North West (Manchester) – A planning update: planning policy issues…

Wed 13 September 2017, 13:30 – 16:00 DWF LLP 2 Hardman Street Manchester M3 3AA The planning system in England can be a complex, ever-changing and frustrating process. Knowing some tricks of the trade is crucial in navigating this minefield and … Continue reading

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