UK SMEs: quantifying their pandemic risk and credit risk exposures in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic is posing significant challenges to the economic activities of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK representing 75% of all job placements among directly affected sectors. A recent statistical insight from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) reveals that several countries, including the UK, were ill-equipped to cope with …

Dean Professor Duncan Angwin shares his thoughts on COP26

After waiting a long year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, more commonly known as COP26, will begin in Glasgow today. We at Nottingham University Business School wish the negotiators at COP26 all the best in reaching an agreement that avoids the worst outcomes from anthropogenic global …

Fuel shortages: could the UK switch to E10 petrol be the underlying cause?

Experts in supply chain and logistics at Nottingham University Business School consider whether the scarcity of drivers is not the only cause of the UK fuel shortages. The shortage of fuel at forecourts has been wreaking havoc in the UK in recent days, leading to long queues and forcing many stations to close. The main …

Work-life balance: What could the UK learn from Denmark?

Many of Nottingham University Business School’s current research projects are investigating key economic and social issues that have been thrown into stark relief with the Covid-19 pandemic. A project led by Professor Tracey Warren, an expert in social inequalities in work, who is working with researcher Ms Lene Hyltoft, is examining the meaning of ‘work-life …