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Why the government’s £50m cash injection doesn’t go far enough

"By failing students, the wider economy suffers", says Lydia Jones, CEO and Founder of Housemates. Here she provides insight into how badly students have been affected by the pandemic and how the lack of government funding has negatively impacted student accommodation operators.
pension industry

What does the Budget have in store for the pension industry?

Andrew Megson, Executive Chairman, My Pension Expert, discusses what the pension industry hopes to see from the Budget 2021 and explains what the touted changes could mean for UK savers.
lockdown grants

What support is available to businesses not eligible for new lockdown grants?

Michael Foote, Director of Quote Goat, discusses what financial support is available for businesses that aren't eligible for the government's new lockdown grants, including the Self Employed Income Support Scheme.
disability allowance, disability benefits

42% of people on disability allowance live in poverty

The Social Market Foundation report found that 42% of families who rely on disability allowance are simultaneously living in poverty.
bio based industries consortium, eu

New partnership between EU and Bio-based Industries Consortium

The European Commission has announced a new partnership with Bio-based Industries Consortium, which is expected to be finalised toward the end of the year.
national strategy for social care, covid-19

A national strategy for social care could save the NHS £1 billion every year

Research found that the supported housing and integrated mental health system could save the NHS £950 million if used as a national strategy for social care.
Humanitarian Engineering

Humanitarian Engineering: Co-creating with communities

The Humanitarian Engineering Program at the Colorado School of Mines teaches engineers to work as partners with society.
free menstrual products, period poverty

New Zealand will give free menstrual products to decrease period poverty

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is going to implement a new policy - students will receive free menstrual products from June, to decrease the period poverty that limits access to education.
two covid tests a week, school

School children to be offered two COVID tests a week after lockdown

A leaked plan for the re-opening of schools lists a measure to provide two COVID tests a week, to school children who have returned to education.
COVID vaccines in 2021, low income

70% of available COVID vaccines in 2021 have been pre-ordered

Currently, 16% of the global population have pre-ordered 70% of available COVID vaccines in 2021 - a group of virus experts now warn that COVID will keep evolving unless low income countries can access vaccines.
green finance

UK invests £10 million in a new national green finance research centre

The UK is investing £10 million in a new national green finance research centre that will advise lenders, investors and insurers to make environmentally sustainable decisions.
TRIPS COVID-19 waiver, trips agreement

How will everyone benefit if WTO members sign the TRIPS COVID-19 waiver?

Rachel Thrasher, Research Fellow at the Global Development Policy Center in Boston, explains how the TRIPS COVID-19 waiver rejected by the WTO could ramp up global vaccine production.
housing association

What does the UK’s Housing Association bring to the Economy?

Here, Believe Housing, explain what benefits the UK's Housing Association can bring to the UK economy.
the green economy

The green economy & green investments

Gavriel Landau, Founder and CEO of Charm Impact, speaks to Open Access Government about the green economy, including the enabling of green investments.
post-Brexit economy

A post-Brexit economy: Where do we go next?

Institute of Economic Development Executive Director Nigel Wilcock and Director Paul Frainer discuss economic life in the UK after leaving the European Union.
offshore wind projects, wind

Two oil companies awarded offshore wind projects in UK

Two major oil companies, bp and Total, are among the six new offshore wind projects that will build renewable energy stations in the waters surrounding the UK.
education inequality, o-lab

The app going up against centuries of education inequality

Nishat spoke to Tania Rosas who launched O-lab, the app created to fight education inequality for Indigenous students.
jeff bezos, andy jassy

CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos to step down from role

Bezos, who founded the company in 1994, will hand over the CEO role to Andy Jassy - currently CEO of Amazon Web Services.
controversial agricultural reforms, modi

Indian farmers continue to protest controversial agricultural reforms 

Prime Minister Modi cut the internet in many districts where Indian farmers continue to protest agricultural reforms, which would enable corporate takeovers of small farms while lowering crop value.
climate change in south africa, labour

Climate change in South Africa could cost up to 20% of GDP

The impact of climate change in South Africa can be seen in economic productivity, healthcare outcomes and labour availability - but what could it cost the population in the future, if left unchecked? 

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