The big interview

The big interview

By Boni Sones, Centre for Business Research Maria Miller, Conservative MP for Basingstoke and Chair of the Equalities Select Committee Maria Miller is known as a bit of a terrier as Chair of the new Equalities Select Committee. She and her committee members are about to look into how Brexit and leaving the EU will… Read more

Labour standards and labour law reforms in the rising powers: trends and prospects in public and private regulations

Labour standards and labour law reforms in the rising powers: trends and prospects in public and private regulations

Professor Simon Deakin, Director, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge narrates and speaks about his work in this two-part audio documentary on the workshop. The researchers are interviewed by Boni Sones OBE. In Part One we hear from Simon Deakin and: Parisa Bastani, Louise Bishop, Prabirjit Sarkar, Bimal Arora, and Corinna Braun-Munzinger. In Part Two… Read more

Black Monday in Westminster: statement, after statement after statement…

Black Monday in Westminster: statement, after statement after statement…

Podcast by Gisela Stuart MP, Chair of Vote Leave, Seema Malhotra MP who had just left Labour’s shadow cabinet, and the LD Business spokes Baroness Burt We talk to Gisela Stuart MP, Chair of Vote Leave, Seema Malhotra MP who had just left Labour’s shadow cabinet, and the LD Business spokes Baroness Burt. Historians will… Read more

What next for Brexit?

What next for Brexit?

Podcast by Professor Simon Deakin, Director, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge Simon Deakin, Professor of Law, University of Cambridge and Director of the Centre for Business Research discusses the options the UK government now faces in preparing to Brexit from the European Union following the “Leave” vote in the country’s referendum. Deakin says… Read more

Brexit, labour rights and migration: what’s really at stake

Brexit, labour rights and migration: what’s really at stake

  by Professor Simon Deakin, Director, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge Podcast by Boni Sones, OBE, Policy Associate at the CBR and Executive Producer, ParliamentaryRadio.com In a new podcast Simon Deakin, the Director of the Centre for Business Research and Professor of Law at the University of Cambridge examines the issue of whether… Read more

Brexit would make the UK less democratic, not more

Brexit would make the UK less democratic, not more

by Professor Simon Deakin, Director, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge Podcast by Boni Sones, OBE, Policy Associate at the CBR and Executive Producer, ParliamentaryRadio.com From the very beginning of the debate over Britain’s place in Europe, it has been argued that membership of the EU and its predecessors would entail a loss of… Read more

George Osborne’s 2016 Budget

George Osborne’s 2016 Budget

    by Boni Sones OBE, Policy Associate at the CBR and Executive Producer, ParliamentaryRadio.com The Political Editors, the MPs, and the campaigner Jamie Oliver George Osborne’s eighth budget got a mixed reaction from MPs and lobby journalists. No sooner had he sat down on the green benches beside the Prime Minister, David Cameron, than… Read more

The Conservatives’ twenty-five year fight for equality – why reform is on the agenda in 2016

The Conservatives’ twenty-five year fight for equality – why reform is on the agenda in 2016

  by Boni Sones OBE, Policy Associate at the CBR and Executive Producer, ParliamentaryRadio.com   Bernard Jenkin MP, Caroline Spelman MP,  Maria Miller MP, Margot James MP, Caroline Dinenage MP. When the Conservative MP Bernard Jenkin first took up his seat in the House of Commons in 1992, he admits, it was well, “Laddish”.  As… Read more

Keeping the world at arm’s length: what the Amish can teach us about technology

Keeping the world at arm’s length: what the Amish can teach us about technology

by Christopher Markou, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge Must technology dictate the nature and quality of our future? Or should we make a New Year’s resolution to become bigger players in determining how technology shapes our lives, and what advantages might be best to surrender? 2015 might be termed “the year of the robot”… Read more

High household debt and extreme house prices threaten the UK economy and the Chancellor won’t balance his budget by 2019/20, says a new economic forecast from the Centre for Business Research – Winter 2015

High household debt and extreme house prices threaten the UK economy and the Chancellor won’t balance his budget by 2019/20, says a new economic forecast from the Centre for Business Research – Winter 2015

A new forecast for the UK economy – Winter 2015 – has been launched by the CBR. The authors of the report are Dr Graham Gudgin and Ken Coutts, of the Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge; and Professor Neil Gibson and Jordan Buchanan, of the Economic Policy Centre, Ulster Business School, the Ulster… Read more