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Reviving the UK’s local economies in light of COVID-19

Gordon Mole, Head of Business and Employability at Fife Council and a Director of the Institute of Economic Development, shares his thoughts on reviving the UK’s local economies in light of COVID-19.
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Absence and sick pay: FAQs for employers as lockdown restrictions ease

Lewis Silkin, the UK member firm of Ius Laboris, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about absence and sick pay in the UK during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
inclusive organisation, corporate

How can you build a genuinely inclusive organisation?

Stephen Frost, Founder of Frost Included, discusses the ways to build an inclusive organisation that centres the experiences of minorities.

Overcoming barriers to energy efficiency investments

BASE (Basel Agency For Sustainable Energy) explain to us their views on enabling a green economic COVID-19 recovery with energy efficiency investments, including analysis of the Energy Savings Insurance model.
legalising medical cannabis

COVID-19: A moment for legalising medical cannabis?

Here, Josh Smith talks us through the current pandemic and the recent history underlying the fight for legalising medical cannabis.
COVID-19 patients

10% of COVID-19 patients with diabetes die within 7 days of hospitalisation

New research has found that one in ten COVID-19 patients with diabetes dies within seven days of hospital admission.
china-uk trade, economy

The expected evolution of the China-UK trade relationship

Dr Yu Jie, associate at LSE IDEAS and senior research fellow at Chatham House, dissects the possible evolution of the China-UK trade relationship.
developing world, IoT

IoT can make a difference in the developing world

Christine Sund, Senior Advisor, ITU Regional Office for Africa at International Telecommunication Union argues that the Internet of Things can make a difference in the developing world.
Robotic Process Automation, RPA

Robotic Process Automation can help the public sector battle COVID-19

Teemu Vieruaho, Head of Intelligent Automation, Digital Workforce, discusses how Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can help fight the public sector’s battle against COVID-19.
COVID-19 mistakes, domestic abuse

Will the UK learn from COVID-19 mistakes affecting vulnerable communities?

Family law Barrister Paula Rhone-Adrien speaks about the suffering of vulnerable people in the wake of COVID-19 mistakes by the UK.
internet as a utility

COVID-19 recasts internet as a utility for every home

Jorg Welters, Partner at Reply, explores how the telecommunications sector has grown amid the COVID-19 crisis after broadband is perceived to be essential to surviving lockdown.
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Conservation efforts and genomics: Not all genomes are created equal

Professors Darren Griffin and Mike Bruford (Universities of Kent and Cardiff) discuss what is meant by a “whole genome sequence” and how it is revolutionising conservation efforts.
‘I’m In’ campaign, Leeds City College

Leeds City College ‘I’m In’ campaign supports students and staff in lockdown

As part of the ‘I’m In’ campaign, Leeds City College have put in place a number of stimulating activities and resources to provide mental health support to students and staff during the COVID-19 lockdown.
US-china trade relations, COVID-19

How will COVID-19 impact US-China trade relations?

Gidon Gautel, China Foresight Project Coordinator at LSE IDEAS, discusses how COVID-19 could impact US-China trade relations as the economy attempts to recover.
Company culture

Company culture post-COVID-19 – How will yours change?

Helen Astill, MD Cherington HR Ltd, explores how company culture will be affected as businesses emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Japan and EU work on strategic partnership for COVID-19 pandemic

President von der Leyen, Council President Charles Michel and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe, discussed the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
mobility tracing

How mobility tracing could see the UK eased out of lockdown

Carlos Pinheiro, Principal Data Scientist, SAS, explores at mobility tracing as a more effective and safer alternative to contact tracing, one which would allow for lockdown measures to be eased more gradually.
disadvantaged women

Does working from home disadvantage women?

Professor Patricia Lewis of Kent Business School discusses how the COVID-19 lockdown has disadvantaged women working from home whilst caring for their children.
Genomics and public health

Genomics and public health: A patent attorney’s perspective

Dr Craig Titmus, Partner and UK and European Patent Attorney at intellectual property firm, Mathys & Squire, turns the spotlight on genomics and public health from a patent attorney’s perspective.
transport and energy research

A gateway to transport and energy research: The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Dirk Beckers, Director of the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency, charts the important work of the organisation in supporting transport and energy research plus the ambitious Horizon Europe research and innovation framework programme (2021-2027).

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