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Blogs by Edward Hamilton-Stubber

  • Employment on merit - the skills deficit in manufacturing

    Employment on merit - the skills deficit in manufacturing

    | Economy
    The British manufacturing sector’s contribution on a global and national level has been in steady decline since the 70’s. Under Prime Minister Edward Heath, manufacturing contributed to 30% (Gross Value Added) of Britain’s economic output, and by 2014 this had slipped to just 9.7%. When compared globally, Britain is the ...
  • Resolution not rivalry – how Austria prevents strikes

    Resolution not rivalry – how Austria prevents strikes

    | Employment regulation
    Recent strikes by Southern Rail and Eurostar staff this summer are a reminder of the UK’s persistent struggle with labour disputes. Those between government, businesses and labour unions, that fail to be resolved through negotiation, are detrimental to the economy. Particularly those over public transport services. For example, the lowest ...