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Tasmania considers cigarette ban for anyone born after 2000 - Telegraph

Tasmania considers cigarette ban for anyone born after 2000  - Telegraph | Economics | Scoop.it
The Australian state of Tasmania is considering a ban on cigarette sales to anyone born after the year 2000 in an attempt to create a smoking-free generation.

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Paying people to quit smoking works: study

Paying people to quit smoking works: study | Economics | Scoop.it
Offering people small financial incentives to adopt healthy behaviours can boost motivation, according to a study.

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In full: Prime Minister's Questions: David Cameron v Ed Miliband - BBC News

In full: Prime Minister's Questions: David Cameron v Ed Miliband - BBC News | Economics | Scoop.it
All the news and reaction as it happened in video and text as David Cameron faced his weekly question-and-answer session in the House of Commons.
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Firm to invest £640m in UK shale gas

Firm to invest £640m in UK shale gas | Economics | Scoop.it

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, November 20, 2014 2:51 AM

Consider the demand and supply-side implications of this important investment announcement from chemicals company Ineos. A part of the wider debate about tracking but also the future competitiveness of our economy.

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China and Russia sign huge gas deal

China and Russia sign huge gas deal | Economics | Scoop.it
Russia's President Vladimir Putin agrees a multi-billion dollar, 30-year gas deal with China at a summit between the two in Shanghai.
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Where does our power come from?

Where does our power come from? | Economics | Scoop.it
We are using more and more sources of energy to provide power in the UK, but what are they and how have they changed over time?
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Energy firms accused of failing to pass on up to £130 a year

Energy firms accused of failing to pass on up to £130 a year | Economics | Scoop.it
Industry analysts say the cost of power bought one month in advance is down by around 22 per cent compared to a year, however struggling families and business have seen no cut in bills.
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Unit 1 Micro: Revision on Market Failure

Unit 1 Micro: Revision on Market Failure | Economics | Scoop.it
Here are some revision quizzes for students to check their understanding of market failure.
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The UK competition regime - Commons Library Standard Note

This note gives an introduction to the purpose of competition law, and a summary of the institutional arrangements in this country for enforcing it.

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, September 14, 2014 2:04 AM

Here is a useful update on recent changes to UK competition law - pertinent for teachers who want to keep up to speed with reforms to competition authorities including the creation of the Competition and Markets Authority.

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Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) | Ofgem

Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) | Ofgem | Economics | Scoop.it
The Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) is an energy efficiency programme that was introduced into Great Britain at the beginning of 2013. It replaces two previous schemes, the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) and the Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP).
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Virgin asks for football TV inquiry

Virgin asks for football TV inquiry | Economics | Scoop.it
Virgin Media asks Ofcom to investigate the way that the Premier League sells its TV rights, saying the present system is causing "significant consumer harm".
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The UK competition regime - Commons Library Standard Note

This note gives an introduction to the purpose of competition law, and a summary of the institutional arrangements in this country for enforcing it.

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, September 14, 2014 2:04 AM

Here is a useful update on recent changes to UK competition law - pertinent for teachers who want to keep up to speed with reforms to competition authorities including the creation of the Competition and Markets Authority.

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Paying people to quit smoking works: study

Paying people to quit smoking works: study | Economics | Scoop.it
Offering people small financial incentives to adopt healthy behaviours can boost motivation, according to a study.

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The battle for control of the cigarette packet

The battle for control of the cigarette packet | Economics | Scoop.it

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Mo Tanweer's curator insight, November 25, 2014 10:51 AM

Battle for control of the cigarette packet #ECON1 

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Costa Rica powered by 100 percent renewable energy for over 75 days

Costa Rica powered by 100 percent renewable energy for over 75 days | Economics | Scoop.it
By relying solely on hydropower and geothermal power, Costa Rica has used only renewable energy so far in 2015.
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Fossil fuels must go by 2100 - IPCC

Fossil fuels must go by 2100 - IPCC | Economics | Scoop.it
The unrestricted use of fossil fuels must end soon if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, according to scientists on a UN-backed panel.
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UK seeks extra power for winter

UK seeks extra power for winter | Economics | Scoop.it
National Grid is seeking additional electricity supplies for winter after unexpected plant shutdowns have raised fears of potential shortages.
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National Grid in winter power warning

National Grid in winter power warning | Economics | Scoop.it
National Grid warns that its capacity to supply electricity this winter will be at a seven-year low due to generator closures and breakdowns.
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Contrasting approaches to managing road traffic

Contrasting approaches to managing road traffic | Economics | Scoop.it
The transport economists amongst you will be giving considerable thought to the question of tackling road traffic congestion. I’ve picked up on two stories here because they take contrasting approaches. The first is to use technology and regulation to tackle the problem – the so-called command and control approach. The.
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Water bills plugged by regulator

Water bills plugged by regulator | Economics | Scoop.it

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, August 29, 2014 7:28 AM

Here is an important example of regulatory control of utility businesses with regional natural monopoly power. Ofwat is requiring regional water companies to cut their bills in real terms for the next five year pricing regime. Regulatory agencies are often accused of failing to be sufficient strong with suppliers leading to allegations of regulatory capture i.e. producer interests dominate consumer interests. Ofwat may be an example of a regulator that avoids this criticism.

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Car insurance market faces overhaul

Car insurance market faces overhaul | Economics | Scoop.it

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, September 24, 2014 4:19 AM

Competition policy in action!

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Switching your energy supplier | Ofgem

Switching your energy supplier | Ofgem | Economics | Scoop.it
If you shop around to find a deal or tariff that best suits your own energy usage, you may be able to significantly reduce your energy bill.
As the market becomes more competitive, so the energy companies increasingly have to compete with each other on price and other areas.
It is possible that other energy suppliers can offer you a deal that is more competitive than the one you are on.
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Big six energy firms lose customers

Big six energy firms lose customers | Economics | Scoop.it

Dominant oligopoly p


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Geoff Riley's curator insight, September 8, 2014 2:00 AM

The dominant oligopoly power of the Big Six seems to be slowly ebbing away - how much further can this process continue?