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Britain's jobless rate dips, prompting more bets on earlier rate rises | Reuters

Britain's jobless rate dips, prompting more bets on earlier rate rises | Reuters | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's unemployment rate dropped in July to its lowest since late last year, adding to speculation that the Bank of England may raise interest rates earlier than it has predicted.The...

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It is great to see that the unemployment rate if finally lowering and our economy is hopefully slowly getting back on track

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UK immigration: what if it stopped tomorrow?

UK immigration: what if it stopped tomorrow? | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it

Yet another survey has revealed that the UK public is sceptical, at best, about immigration benefits. But what about the costs of halting it? We take a look at the data

In a poll of more than 20,000 Britons, 77% thought it would help the economy "if the government were to clamp down on immigration and dramatically reduce the numbers entering Britain". We find out if they're right by taking a look at what might happen if immigration were to stop altogether...


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Henrietta Currie's insight:

Depending on the circumstances and the type of person immigrating, it can have a positive or negative affect on employment and wages in the UK.

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Neil Codd's comment, September 24, 2013 3:34 PM
Great find Henrietta - thanks. So wages are higher for most except the bottom wage earners because of immigration and the fiscal position is unclear - depends who you ask. Great stats
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UK drops down global competitiveness league - Telegraph

UK drops down global competitiveness league - Telegraph | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Britain has dropped two places in a survey of the best places in the world to do business largely because of the difficulties companies face getting hold of credit, according to the World Economic Forum’s annual survey.

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Graham Watson's curator insight, September 5, 2013 3:10 AM

Nearly didn't spot this, but the World Economic Forum has pulbished its global competitiveness rankings and they always make for an interesting read. Worth a little bit of reseach, methinks.

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Plastic banknotes: Bank of England plans to modernise from paper

Plastic banknotes: Bank of England plans to modernise from paper | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Public consultations to begin on smaller, tougher notes, due for release starting in 2016

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Henrietta Currie's insight:

I think this is a great idea, especially for people like me who always get their notes stuck in the zipper of their purse and it ends up ripping!!

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Graham Watson's curator insight, September 10, 2013 2:48 PM

Unlike the BoE's YouTube bits and bobs, this Guardian piece is actually readable. It puts a little bit of meat on the bones of the BBC piece: detail about costs and anticipated benefits, as well as some insight into the likely reductions in counterfeiting which have been witnessed in Australia and a range of other countries, including, remarkably, Nigeria.

The Bank is keen to emphasise that this isn't a 'done deal',  but on the basis of this article, it seems to make good sense.

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Two quarters of growth don't mean George Osborne's policy has worked

Two quarters of growth don't mean George Osborne's policy has worked | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Ed Balls: Talk of an economic recovery rings hollow to ordinary families in Britain, who are still seeing their living standards fall

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Graham Watson's curator insight, September 4, 2013 3:10 AM

A load of Balls?

Or not. Read it and you decide. Excellent stretch-and-challenge fare for Oxbridge PPEists keen to investigate politcal economy and be aware of recent economic history.