Major new study on MG Rover by Birmingham University published

As reported by the Economy and Labour Force Bulletin in February, researchers at Birmingham University were undertaking a comprehensive study on the long term impacts of the closure of MG Rover.

The report has now been published and can be downloaded from the Work Foundation (PDF, 890kb).

The report presents findings from two elements of the project.

First, a review of the spatial impact of the closure: where people now live and work relative to before the closure.

Second, results from a survey of ex-MG Rover workers, conducted in April 2008, to investigate their lives after the closure.

The survey was designed to follow on from the previous two surveys of ex-MG Rover workers carried out by The Work Foundation in conjunction with Radio 4’s Life After Longbridge series, and thereby provide a unique three-wave longitudinal survey.

These, and other research and reports into the closure of MG Rover and the regeneration of the former-Longbridge plant, are available in our regional resource catalogue.

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