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£15 million from Tampon Tax Fund for period poverty

Ten projects will receive a total of £15 million to help improve the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable women across the UK in the latest round of funding from the Tampon Tax Fund, Minister for Civil Society Mims Davies announced.
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Venezuela: EU increases assistance by £43 million

Venezuela is going through its fifth year of economic recession and hyperinflation: The EU is increasing funding in response to the growing realities of starvation, violence and insecurity.

The impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy

Keith Smith, Director of Apprenticeships, Education & Skills Funding Agency in the UK explores the impact apprenticeships have on individuals, employers and the economy.
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UK temporary tariff regime for no deal Brexit published

Government has published details of the UK’s temporary tariff regime for no deal, designed to minimise costs to business and consumers while protecting vulnerable industries.
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How often do Brits move in their lifetime?

In this article, we examine the art of house moving in the UK and discuss how often the average person in Britain will move in their lifetime.
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Blockchain-based identity: An effective tool to support global innovation

Eric Swedersky, SVP Delivery and Public Sector, SecureKey Technologies discusses the potential benefits that blockchain-based identity has as an effective tool to support global innovation and the economy.
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The Economy of Wellbeing: A holistic approach to tackle future challenges

Minister of Social Affairs and Health in Finland, Pirkko Mattila, explains how The Economy of Wellbeing is a means to taking a holistic approach to tackle future challenges.
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Brexit impact: Have you lost one week’s wages?

A study by the University of Warwick reveals that Brexit has already cost the average worker more than one week’s wages, due to financial consequences of Brexit negotiations.
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Brexit: Ditch the fear, embrace innovation

The UK is open for business – and it is time to step outside this vicious circle that is driving confidence down to an all-time low and embrace innovation.
5G

First live 5G factory trials have begun at Worcestershire 5G Testbed

The trials, led by Worcestershire LEP and Worcestershire County Council, mark the first time that the British industry has deployed 5G and it is set to transform the sector.
gender equality

Why gender equality is a critical economic challenge

Professor Jane Turner OBE DL, Teesside University, explains why we require a significant shift in attitudes and beliefs regarding gender equality in this country.
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EU-Japan Economic Partnership agreement enters into force

The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and Japan enters into force on 1 February 2019, allowing businesses and consumers across Europe and Japan to take advantage of the largest open trade zone.
student debt

Research reveals 83% of graduates will never repay their student debt

Whilst higher education is subsidised by the government through student loans, is it enough to save graduates from student debt, and how has this affected the UK economy?
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High street jobs: Key Cities solutions for town and city centres

A record number of high street jobs are under threat in 2019: but could this be prevented? Read on to find out the potential solutions being discussed in local government.
Japanese tourism, UK

Japanese tourism expected to grow in UK throughout 2019

Japenese tourism to the UK is expected to grow this year to its highest level as the two counties continue to strengthen economic and cultural ties.
sharing economy

Distributed technologies to bootstrap the sharing economy

Professor Samer Hassan, explores how blockchain has the potential to help sharing economy projects to overcome several challenges they face at infrastructure, governance and economic levels
eu and japan

New free trade agreement approved between EU and Japan

The EU - Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) will create an increase in job opportunities and more choice of goods at lower prices.
democracy

Regulatory policy: The key ingredient of a healthy democracy

Céline Kauffmann, Deputy Head of the OECD’s Regulatory Policy Division argues that regulatory policy is the key ingredient of a healthy democracy
power transmission

China, India and US will drive global power transmission and distribution conductors markets

China, India and the U.S. will be the driving forces for the global power transmission and distribution conductors markets over the next four years, according to GlobalData
transportation infrastructure

From standstills to the fast lane: Using data-driven collaboration to streamline the UK’s transportation...

With the UK’s economic growth critically dependent on our transportation infrastructure, it has never been more important for organisations working in parallel to collaborate effectively if they are to maintain existing networks, implement improvements and deliver major projects and upgrades successfully

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