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Lean car service boosts profits

20 October 2016 Case study

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership helped car retailer Benfield Motor Group to implement 'lean' techniques for their aftersales service – increasing annual sales turnover by £720,000.

Better measures of child poverty

19 October 2016 News

Focusing solely on family income and causes is not helpful when looking at child poverty. Influences are much wider, shows research in Burundi, Ethiopia and Vietnam.

Poorer girls over twice as likely to start period by 11

12 October 2016 News

New research from the ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society and Health shows that girls from poorer families are two-and-a-half times more likely to start their period by the age of 11, than children from wealthier backgrounds.