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Lloyds' extra money for mis-selling is further confirmation of poor treatment of customers

Lloyds Banking Group has set aside another £1bn to cover the cost of insurance mis-selling and the treatment of mortgage customers. Today's news comes as an additional confirmation of the extent of historical misconduct in the UK banking system and the cost it has had on customers, particularly borrowers says Dr Andreas Kokkinis

Thu 27 July 2017, 11:39 | Tags: Economics, Banks, News, Law, Business Members, Business and Management

Professor Quassim Cassam writes, does dogmatism affect our efficacy as freethinkers?

"In 1969 Neil Armstrong set foot on the surface of the moon. The collapse of the two World Trade Center Towers on 9/11 was caused by aircraft impacts and the resulting fires. During the Second World War, the Nazis systematically murdered millions of Jews with the aim of exterminating the Jewish population of Europe. These are all things I know. But I also know that each of these claims has been questioned by conspiracy theorists and others. There are people who seriously believe that the moon landing was faked, that the twin towers were brought down by a controlled demolition and that the Holocaust is a myth. There are people who not only believe these things but present what they regard as evidence in support of them. How should I respond to this evidence? What should my attitude be?"

Wed 26 July 2017, 13:14 | Tags: University of Warwick, Philosophy

Prof Fiona Smith talks to the BBC on tariffs, Brexit and lamb

Professor Fiona Smith of the University of Warwick's School of Law speaks to the BBC World Service's World Update about trade tariffs and the Brexit Negotiations - download the podcast.

Fri 21 July 2017, 11:56 | Tags: Law

Nine lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk, study says

One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet. However Dr Joanna Collingwood, Associate Professor School of Engineering says individuals can't modify all of the highlighted factors.


The gig economy and the Taylor Report

Professor Noel Whiteside from Warwick Institute for Employment Research comments of the gig economy and the publication of the Taylor Report.

Tue 11 July 2017, 11:30 | Tags: Expert comment, Employment, Institute for Employment Research

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