Value of manufacturing to UK economy significantly underestimated, report claims

The economic value of manufacturing to the UK is being underestimated in official statistics, potentially by as much as half, presenting significant issues for policymakers, according to a new report from the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University News | June 12, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: manufacturing brexit industry business engineering

Brexit puts UK’s ability to tackle drug-related crime at risk, say experts

Brexit could threaten the UK’s ability to tackle drug-related crime linked to serious and organised crime, according to public health experts writing today in the journal Health Policy.

Cambridge University News | May 3, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: crime drugs brexit

Gamblers predicted Brexit before financial traders, study finds

Research shows how financial markets should have predicted Brexit hours before they eventually did, and that betting markets beat currency markets to the result by an hour – producing a “close to risk-free” profit-making opportunity, according to economists.  

Cambridge University News | Jan. 11, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: brexit finance gambling

Automated phone calls may help patients to take medicines as prescribed, pilot study suggests

Remembering to take medication is vital for managing long term health conditions such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or multiple conditions. Latest research from the University of Cambridge suggests that using interactive voice response (IVR) technology supports patients to take their medicine as prescribed.

Cambridge University News | Jan. 7, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: brexit finance gambling

Brexit and Trump voters more likely to believe in conspiracy theories, survey study shows

Latest research reveals the extent to which conspiracy theories have become “mainstream rather than marginal beliefs” across much of Europe and the US.

Cambridge University News | Nov. 23, 2018 | cambridge
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Tags: conspiracy brexit politics belief trump

Brexit: the three transition options open to the UK

Will the UK agree to an extended transition period, keeping it bound by EU rules for longer after exiting the EU? Here, Professor Kenneth Armstrong outlines three “potential models” to extend the transition period, as explored in his new research paper published today.

Kenneth Armstrong | Oct. 25, 2018 | cambridge
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Tags: brexit european-law european-union-eu

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