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30 January 2012
Today’s figures from UCAS show that 42,038 fewer English applicants applied for UK undergraduate courses starting this year compared to last, a fall of 9.9%. At any time this would be cause for concern – we have consistently demonstrated that as our economy recovers and grows it will create an expanded demand for graduates. But, this year there is an extra worry since 2012 will be the first year that dramatically increased fees will apply for higher education.
24 January 2012
You can safely expect to hear a lot about the economy tomorrow, as we get a first estimate of whether the economy grew or shrunk during the last three months of 2011.
Professor Stephen Bevan
10 January 2012
Ed Miliband’s speech today re-emphasises the need to place fairness and business ethics at the centre of what has been called ‘good capitalism’. These sentiments have been echoed today by commentators like Polly Toynbee and, as far back as the mid-nineties, by our very own Will Hutton in his book The State We’re In.