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Government needs to subsidise UK-based pharmaceutical supply chains, academic tells parliamentary committee

24 April 2020

Government needs to subsidise the creation of UK-based pharmaceutical supply chains to ensure sufficient critical drugs in crisis.


UK productivity slowdown unprecedented in 250 years – new study shows

12 February 2020

New study by University of Sussex professor reveals current UK productivity slowdown is nearly double the previous worst productivity shortfall.


University of Sussex retains award for excellence in researchers’ career development

11 February 2020

HR In Excellence in Research Award goes to University of Sussex for sixth consecutive year for excellence in supporting researchers develop careers.


US is No.1 country for UK small businesses to trade with over next three years

22 January 2020

New report from the Federation of Small Businesses and UKTPO highlights what small businesses need from Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).


Italians take vow of chastity when the Pope is in town

7 January 2020

Italians have less sex when the Pope visits their town because they feel guilty about possible abortions.


New £8 million research centre to explore how digital technology will impact the future of work

3 September 2019

A major new research centre exploring how digital technologies are changing the world of work is to launch at the start of 2020.


Greater Brighton’s creative industries worth more than £1.5 billion

9 August 2019

Firms from Greater Brighton’s creative industries generated more than £1.5 billion in turnover in 2018, a new University of Sussex study has revealed.


Prophet and Loss: How the local strength of faith can impact a company’s ethical behaviour

28 June 2019

Companies are less likely to engage in unethical accounting practices when their headquarters are in areas of high religious observance.


US immigration judges make harsher decisions when they ‘feel the heat’

27 June 2019

The hotter the day the more likely immigration judges are to make harsher decisions, a new study co-authored by a Sussex economics professor reveals.


The negative impact of positive Ofsted ratings

19 May 2019

GCSE results suffer as parents back off from supporting their children, new research co-authored by University of Sussex economics lecturer reveals.


Corruption contagion: How legal and finance firms are at greater risk of corruption

25 April 2019

Legal, accountancy and investment banking firms are up to five times more susceptible to corruption than taller manufacturing companies.


Support for Conservative Party rises with UK house prices, new research reveals

15 April 2019

Research presented to Royal Economic Society conference shows 10% house price rise increases chances of homeowners supporting the Conservatives by 5%.


Taking it to the House: University of Sussex students explain their research at Westminster

6 March 2019

Two students will tell MPs, senior officials and journalists about their exciting research at a prestigious event in Parliament this week.


Any free port in a storm: New analysis predicts limited impact of free zones for post-Brexit Britain

27 February 2019

UKTPO researchers say relaxing customs rules and duties in specially-designated free zones would make little impact on rebuilding the UK economy.


End of an era: Why Brexit threatens London’s position as Europe’s financial powerhouse

4 February 2019

The Government’s presumption it can negotiate a deal to prevent UK-based banks being frozen out after Brexit is highly likely to be proven wrong.


Leaving the EU without a deal could cost almost three-quarters of a million workers in Britain their jobs

11 December 2018

A no deal Brexit would threaten jobs around the country but some places will suffer more than others, a UK Trade Policy Observatory study warns.


Not backing Britain: Brexit vote has reduced foreign direct investment to the UK by 19 per cent

1 November 2018

Overseas investment to the UK may be some 19 per cent lower because of the vote to leave the EU, new UKTPO research has revealed.


World Heritage sites under threat from climate change

16 October 2018

Mediterranean World Heritage sites such as Venice, Pisa and the Medieval City of Rhodes are under severe threat of coastal erosion and flooding,


Volt-face: Research advises selling electric vehicles to untapped market of women

4 July 2018

Highly educated women are an untapped market for electric vehicle sales because they have greater environmental and fuel efficiency awareness than men


Enhance governance of trade policy to ensure ‘Green Brexit’, urge experts

2 May 2018

The UK should develop Sustainability Impact Assessments to minimise negative impacts of future trade agreements, say University of Sussex experts.


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