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Childcare subsidy scheme boosted

Childcare subsidy scheme boosted | Becket Economics | Scoop.it
Working families could get a childcare subsidy of up to £2,000 per child by 2015, under new government proposals.
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Govt Intervention: Experts Demand Drastic Cuts In Added Sugar

Govt Intervention: Experts Demand Drastic Cuts In Added Sugar | Becket Economics | Scoop.it
A pressure group says flavoured water, yoghurts, ketchup, ready meals and bread are among the everyday foods loaded with sugar.

Via Matt Smith
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Good article of govt. intervention! #externalities #marginalsocialbenefit and costs

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Spurs hit by attempted transfer fraud

Spurs hit by attempted transfer fraud | Becket Economics | Scoop.it
Tottenham are the victims of an attempted fraud after a Croatian middleman forges a signature to try to sell them a Dutch striker.

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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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OECD raises UK growth forecast

OECD raises UK growth forecast | Becket Economics | Scoop.it
The OECD sharply increases its growth forecast for the UK economy, while a separate survey indicates rapid growth in the construction sector.
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UK economic growth best since 2007

UK economic growth best since 2007 | Becket Economics | Scoop.it
The UK economy grew 0.7% in the final quarter of 2013 and by 1.9% for the year, the Office for National Statistics says, led by the services sector.
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Mr Jones's curator insight, January 31, 2014 4:57 AM

Sets up with good context for our study of the UK macroeconomy. Econ2

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The 2013 economy: How was it for you?

The 2013 economy: How was it for you? | Becket Economics | Scoop.it
UK growth may be its fastest for six years but this range of business leaders and commentators told the BBC the country still has a lot of ground to make up.
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Interesting summary of 2013

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Greens set out plans to put fans in charge of football

Greens set out plans to put fans in charge of football | Becket Economics | Scoop.it

Scottish Green Party MSPs have submitted proposals to give football fans the first right to buy their clubs.

 


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Shop vacancy rate 'stubbornly high'

Shop vacancy rate 'stubbornly high' | Becket Economics | Scoop.it
Britain's shop vacancy rate remains stuck at about 14%, according to the latest report from the Local Data Company.
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UK 'not planning for future needs'

UK 'not planning for future needs' | Becket Economics | Scoop.it
An independent commission should be set up "to end decades of drift and delay on major infrastructure decisions", a Labour-commissioned report says.
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