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Actuary Explains How An Oil Supply Crisis Could Bring Down The Global Economy

Actuary Explains How An Oil Supply Crisis Could Bring Down The Global Economy | Becket Economics | Scoop.it
People don't talk much about peak oil these days, now that the U.S. is enjoying a shale boom and crude oil prices are down about 30% from the 2008 peak.

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UK economy turning corner - Osborne

UK economy turning corner - Osborne | Becket Economics | Scoop.it
The UK economy is showing "tentative" signs of recovery, Chancellor George Osborne says during a speech in London.

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Alex Newton's curator insight, September 11, 2013 11:39 AM

Postivie trend in the UK economy - Increasing GDP, UK Growth 0.7% 2nd Quarter...Predicts 1% Growth by 3rd

Although trying to cut deficit amount as quickly as possible (top of to-do list) it shouldn't jeopardize Infrastructre Development

Still in the early stages of recovery and still a lot of risks

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Petrol prices rising again, says AA

Petrol prices rising again, says AA | Becket Economics | Scoop.it
Petrol prices rising again, says AA | UK | - Breaking news from around the UK

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Minimum wage to increase to £6.31

Minimum wage to increase to £6.31 | Becket Economics | Scoop.it
The national minimum wage will rise by 12p an hour to £6.31 for adults and by 5p to £5.03 for 18-to-20-year-olds from October.
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One In Five Paid 'Below Living Wage'

One In Five Paid 'Below Living Wage' | Becket Economics | Scoop.it
One in five British workers earns below the so-called living wage, a report has revealed.

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Youth jobs schemes 'not working'

Youth jobs schemes 'not working' | Becket Economics | Scoop.it
Youth unemployment schemes run by the UK government are not helping people find work, the group representing English local councils says.

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Pay-as-you-drive Britain: Ministers set to approve plans to introduce tolls on motorways and A roads

Pay-as-you-drive Britain: Ministers set to approve plans to introduce tolls on motorways and A roads | Becket Economics | Scoop.it
The aim is to pump private-sector money into the crumbling road network in a bid to ease the growing gridlock log-jam at a time when cash is tight and raising taxes politically unacceptable.

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Alex Newton's curator insight, September 5, 2013 4:32 PM

Make drivers think twice about driving

Lower number of cars

Could backfire - people stop driving as much?

Everything becoming privatised 

Car share

Mr Jones's curator insight, September 11, 2013 10:31 AM

Great story Alex.  How might consumer (driver/transport firm) be affected if this price change goes through?

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UK unemployment up to 2.56 million

UK unemployment up to 2.56 million | Becket Economics | Scoop.it
Unemployment rose by 70,000 to 2.56 million between December and February, the Office for National Statistics says.
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