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Heathrow third runway: public bill up to £10bn hidden, says Tory MP

Heathrow third runway: public bill up to £10bn hidden, says Tory MP | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
Former transport minister Stephen Hammond urges government to ‘come clean’ over probable bill to taxpayers
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Questions for discussion

  1. The government has finally made a decision to expand the airport at Heathrow. Do you think it has come to the right decision?
  2. What are the benefits to London of the proposed expansion?
  3. What are the drawbacks of expansion of Heathrow airport?
  4. What are the social costs associated with such an expansion?
  5. Given concerns about emissions and climate change should the government be agreeing an airport expansion at all?
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Nissan to build new models in Sunderland - BBC News

Nissan to build new models in Sunderland - BBC News | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
Nissan says it will build two new models at its Sunderland plant after government "support and assurances".
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Questions for discussion

  1. Why do you think the Nissan decision has been so well received?
  2. Why has the Brexit decision prompted fears that companies may leave the UK.
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Merkel can't afford Deutsche Bank crisis to get out of hand

Merkel can't afford Deutsche Bank crisis to get out of hand | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
Berlin and the regulator know that troubles at the lender go much deeper than a row with the Americans over mis-selling
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37605222

 

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Business leaders plead against 'hard' Brexit - BBC News

Business leaders plead against 'hard' Brexit - BBC News | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
A group of major business lobby groups have written an open letter urging the government to preserve barrier free trade with Europe.
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Sainsbury's bid approach for Argos owner Home Retail rejected - BBC News

Sainsbury's bid approach for Argos owner Home Retail rejected - BBC News | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
Supermarket group Sainsbury's says it made a bid approach for Argos owner Home Retail Group in November, but that the offer was rejected.
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Tata Steel reports £301m profit weeks after cutting 1,200 jobs

Tata Steel reports £301m profit weeks after cutting 1,200 jobs | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
Tough trading conditions in the UK and a flood cheap imports from China hit Tata Steel's group results but company remains in profit
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UK manufacturing sector suffers job losses for first time in two years

UK manufacturing sector suffers job losses for first time in two years | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
Sector growth slows in September, prompting manufacturers to lay off workers, against backdrop of uncertain global outlook
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Airport VAT row: customers threaten not to show boarding passes

Airport VAT row: customers threaten not to show boarding passes | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
Passengers threaten action after Treasury minister said some retailers were not passing on to consumers savings from VAT relief for international travellers
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Tesco profits plunge as revival struggles - BBC News

Troubled supermarket Tesco has announced another big fall in profits as it struggles to turn the business around.
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Questions for discussion

1. What kind of market structure would best describe the UK supermarket industry?

2. Tesco has adopted a strategy of dropping prices to attract more customers, how successful do you think this will be in the short term and long term?

3. How will the Government's national living wage legislation impact on Tesco?

4. Do you think Tesco is likely to have to raise its prices in the future?

 

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Living Wage 'to benefit 3.7m women' - BBC News

Living Wage 'to benefit 3.7m women' - BBC News | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
Some 3.7 million women - nearly three in 10 employees - will receive a pay rise by 2020 owing to the new National Living Wage, research by a think tank suggests.
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Volkswagen: The scandal explained - BBC News

The scandal over VW cheating pollution emissions tests in the US is casting a cloud over the whole car industry.
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Questions for discusssion

  1. What kind of market structure is the car industry in the US? Consider the number of car manufacturers, how these companies compete and the number of buyers.
  2. What kind of competition exists in the US car industry?
  3. What image has the Volkswagen brand tried to portray?
  4. What problems does the current scandal pose for Volkswagen in particular and for the car industry more generally?
  5. Why do you think governments set standards for car exhaust emissions?
  6. How does the UK government encourage consumers to purchase more energy efficient low emitting cars?
  7. What impact does government regulation and standards have on car manufacturers?
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RBS sell-off: George Osborne defends £1bn loss

RBS sell-off: George Osborne defends £1bn loss | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
Critics brand the UK government overnight sale of a 5.4% stake in the bailed-out bank as ‘short-changing the taxpayer’
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Government must act on infrastructure, the deficit and tax avoidance - IoD survey | IoD

Government must act on infrastructure, the deficit and tax avoidance - IoD survey | IoD | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
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Uber employment tribunal: Ruling due in London - BBC News

Uber employment tribunal: Ruling due in London - BBC News | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
Uber drivers in London will learn later whether they are entitled to basic employment rights.
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Questions for discusssion

  1. Should employment law apply to all Uber drivers?
  2. Will the employment law interfere with Uber's business model?
  3. Should Uber drivers be treated as  'self-employed' and hence exercise individual choice as far as taking breaks?
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Arcadia paid £2m to favoured BHS staff - BBC News

Arcadia paid £2m to favoured BHS staff - BBC News | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
Panorama investigation finds that Sir Philip Green's Arcadia paid £2m to favoured BHS staff.
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Hard Brexit will cost City of London its hub status, warns Bundesbank boss

Hard Brexit will cost City of London its hub status, warns Bundesbank boss | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
Passporting rights to operate across EU will be lost if UK does not at least stay within the European Economic Area, says Jens Weidmann
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Who wants Britain in and out of the EU

Who wants Britain in and out of the EU | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
Britain will hold a referendum on whether to leave the European Union before the end of 2017.

The debate has sparked a war of words between business organisations on either side of the debate.

As David Cameron heads to Brussels to renegotiate Britain’s new terms of EU membership, we look at the business arguments for and against.
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Why politicians are asking the wrong questions about gender inequality

Why politicians are asking the wrong questions about gender inequality | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
Rather looking at earnings ratios, politicians should instead be asking who gets which jobs and why
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Britain's steel industry: What's going wrong? - BBC News

Britain's steel industry: What's going wrong? - BBC News | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
Why is Britain's steel industry in such trouble with so many jobs being lost - and is it really all the fault of cheap Chinese imports for the collapse in steel prices?
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The UK steel industry by numbers - YouTube

As a glut of Chinese exports threaten the foundations of the UK's steel industry, The Telegraph examines the key figures behind the story Get the latest head...
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Tata Steel job cuts: Industry is 'in crisis' - BBC News

Tata Steel job cuts: Industry is 'in crisis' - BBC News | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
The steel industry is
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National Living Wage could mean fewer jobs, says JD Sports - BBC News

JD Sports says that while higher wages could mean consumers spend more, it could also hit jobs.
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Further responses to National Living wage

Next

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34201617

Lidl

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34281559

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O2 deal 'threatens' mobile competition - BBC News

O2 deal 'threatens' mobile competition - BBC News | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
The proposed merger of O2 and Three 'threatens' competition in the UK mobile phone sector, the competition regulator says.
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Questions for discussion

  1. What is the market structure of the UK mobile phone industry?
  2. What is the four firm maker concentration?
  3. Why do you think regulators are concerned about this proposed merger?
  4. How could such a merger be bad for consumers?
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G20 countries pay over $1,000 per citizen in fossil fuel subsidies, say IMF

G20 countries pay over $1,000 per citizen in fossil fuel subsidies, say IMF | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
World’s leading economies still paying trillions in subsidies despite pledges to phase them out, new figures show
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Big Tech's big problem – its role in rising inequality

Big Tech's big problem – its role in rising inequality | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
More profits need to be redirected away from shareholders and reinvested in plant, process and people if technology is not to exacerbate inequality
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