News: April 2017

Fact Check: Do six million people earn less than the living wage?

I’m angry and fed up with the way in which six million people earn less than the living wage.

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, interviewed on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show on April 23.

To assess this claim by Jeremy Corbyn, distinguishing various low-wage floors is important. In 2017, the Living Wage Foundation’s higher voluntary Real Living Wage (RLW) is £9.75 an hour in London, £8.45 elsewhere, based on a calculation of living costs.

The government’s compulsory wage floor is lower and covers all employees. For employees aged 25 and over, it’s called the National Living Wage (NLW) and is £7.50 per hour. For younger employees, it’s called the National Minimum Wage, and ranges from £3.50 to £7.05.

Publication date: 27 April 2017

Zip World Triumph for Enterprising Students

Bangor University’s Enterprise by Design team are delighted to have pioneering company, Zip World as the commercial partner this year to provide the students with a meaningful challenge that actively seeks to contribute to the future success of the company.

Twelve multidisciplinary teams pitched for a stake in the £5,000 prize fund following ten weeks of working alongside postgraduate facilitators and academic specialists in a design-led process to tackle a real world design brief.

Publication date: 24 April 2017

Head of School visits partner institutions in China

Professor Jonathan Williams, Head of Bangor Business School, has visited a number of the School’s partner institutions in China.

The successful two-week trip saw him visit universities in seven cities – including Beijing, Shanghai, Zhuhai and Tianjin – to meet with Deans, International Programme Managers and prospective students.

Publication date: 4 April 2017

Bangor academic launches new publication on cashless economies

A Bangor Business School academic will this week launch a major new publication on the changing face of payments.

The Book of Payments explores the past, present and future of financial transactions, which are becoming increasingly cashless with the advancement of technology.

Publication date: 3 April 2017