The latest annual report from the International Trade Union Federation ranks on the worse countries to work in in terms of trade union and labour protection. Topics covered include the right to strike, engage in collective bargaining and civil rights such as the right of free assembly. Also released recently by the ILO World Employment and […]
This week was refugee week. For data on all aspects of refugees see the specialist UNHCR website The Mental Health and well-being portal which was launched by UEL last year to support regugees. It has resources on relaxation as well as references, presentations and a directory of resources and organisations.
Chemist store Boots has just released a fascinating timeline of images about its company history which economic historians may find useful. It gives key dates and images of stores and boots beauty brands from 1849 onwards.
The Open Knowledge Foundation has just published its open Data index. It provides links to examples of good practice from governments worldwide and considers the problems with the state of open data.
Released this week experimental statistics on employment and earnings of higher education graduates 5 years after graduation. The longitudinal education outcomes (LEO) data brings together information from the Department for Education with employment, benefits and earnings information from the Department for Work and Pensions and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. Data is presented for 23 subject […]
Not Beauty! A series of reports on business attractiveness produced by EY – which countries attract foreign investment. The latest reports on Europe examine the impact of Brexit on the ranking of Britain. Methodology provided. They have also produced an index on investment for renewable energy which ranks nations for potential Foreign Direct Investment. Also similar […]
Just released by the World Bank a visual mapping of progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development goals which include: ending poverty, good health, access to education, sustainable cities. Each section highlights progress and challenges.
The Legal and General reported that from its findings in 2016 the bank of mum and dad was involved in 25% of all property transactions. 57% of the under 35s received help from friends and family to buy the home they live in. Also this week the International Longevity Centre reported that with current economic […]
Free access to this detailed database from Inter-American Dialogue’s China and Latin America program and Boston University’s Global Economic Governance Initiative (GEGI) which provides facts about loans and investments made by the China Development Bank and China Export-Import Bank to Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC). It is possible to browse by nation, sector and type. Items can be shared […]
… for employers with 250 or more staff. To find out about the new system see the UK government website and read the legislation. Alternatively see the video announcement via Tweet from Justine Greening Other resources on this subject: Acas guide The Fawcett Society see it as a great opportunity. But highlight issues. The Guardian commented that this […]