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Wall Street Journal

Board Is Cited In Bank's Collapse

Snippet: “In Europe, you have 28 different banking systems, which were created nationally under different mandates,” said Tom Kirchmaier, deputy director of corporate governance at the

London School of Economics.

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News Posted: 25/07/2017      [Back to the Top]

Financial Times

Companies risk fines for labour abuses lower on supply chain

Big retailers and construction companies may be fined for labour abuses committed by smaller firms further down the supply chain, the government’s first labour enforcement tsar has suggested. Unveiling his new strategy, David Metcalf — appointed in January to lead a campaign against abuses in the labour market — suggested it was time for companies to take more responsibility for illegal practices among their contractors, such as minimum wage violations.


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News Posted: 25/07/2017      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 4

Analysis - The Minimum Wage: too much of a good thing?

Professor Stephen Machin took part in this programme about the minimum wage.

Has the initial success of the minimum wage meant politicians have extended the policy to damaging levels? All the major political parties agree: the measure has been a success, and in the 2017 election all promised substantial rises in the rate by 2020. The Conservatives are aiming for a £9 national living wage by the end of the decade, and not to be outdone, Labour promised £10 for all but the under-18s. Paul Johnson, director of the Institute of Fiscal Studies, asks why left and right have both adopted this once controversial policy. And could the current bidding war of big increases undermine the positive effects it has had over its eighteen-year history?


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News Posted: 24/07/2017      [Back to the Top]

New York Times

England's mental health experiment: free talk therapy

In 2005 David Clark, a professor of psychology at Oxford University, and the economist Richard Layard, a member of the House of Lords, concluded that providing therapy to people like Oliver made economic sense.

“We made the case that, just on lost work alone, the program would pay for itself,” Dr. Layard said in an interview in his office at the London School of Economics.


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News Posted: 24/07/2017      [Back to the Top]