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NHS 'will finish year in the red'

NHS 'will finish year in the red' | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The NHS in Wales is likely be £70m in the red at the end of the financial year, a public spending watchdog warns.
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This Scoop curates items relating to politics and the economy from a mainly UK perspective.  
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Welcome to my Politics and Economy Scoop.

 

It is a fairly generic mix of articles, gathered through twitter, the blogs I follow and suggestions from the Scoop.it curation tool, that catch my attention as interesting to me and possibly other people.

 

You can use the filter option just above this introduction to search for a particular topic within the numerous articles collated here.

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Consensus in macroeconomics

Consensus in macroeconomics | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Paul Romer has continued the discussion he started, broadening it out from ‘mathiness’ to a more general discussion of how the subject is done. He describes what he regards as appropriate norms of science.
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Joseph Stiglitz: ‘GDP per capita in the UK is lower than it was before the crisis. That is not a success’

Joseph Stiglitz: ‘GDP per capita in the UK is lower than it was before the crisis. That is not a success’ | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Nobel prize-winner Joseph Stiglitz is the world’s foremost critic of economic and political inequality. He thinks the lessons of the global crash are being ignored, and he’s not much taken with the UK’s recovery either…Think back to 2008.
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Tax: a Scandinavian solution

Tax: a Scandinavian solution | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
‘With tax, our politicians seem determined to make the process as clumsy and painful as possible’ If a politician was a surgeon, faced with the task of amputating your leg, we can well imagine how ...
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Apprenticeship scheme is 'by-passing school-leavers' with too few places to fulfil demand

Apprenticeship scheme is 'by-passing school-leavers' with too few places to fulfil demand | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands of school-leavers are being failed by the Government’s apprenticeship drive, with too few places to fulfil demand, according to new research.
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Theresa May's anti-extremism plan will protect free speech, says Sajid Javid

Theresa May's anti-extremism plan will protect free speech, says Sajid Javid | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Business secretary who clashed with home secretary over pre-broadcast censorship powers for Ofcom brushes off reaction to row as ‘overexcitement’ Sajid Javid, the business secretary, has insisted that freedom of speech will be protected in the...
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Jihadi threat requires move into 'private space' of UK Muslims, says police chief

Jihadi threat requires move into 'private space' of UK Muslims, says police chief | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Britain’s most senior Muslim officer says potency of Islamist propaganda means five-year-olds are so radicalised that some see Christmas as forbidden Islamist propaganda is so potent it is influencing children as young as five and should be...
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NHS needs emergency cash boost or care could suffer, ministers told

NHS needs emergency cash boost or care could suffer, ministers told | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Growing demands on England’s care providers cause £821m deficit – with the shortfall seven times higher than the year before Continue reading...
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David Cameron tells EU leaders: I will talk about reform until deal is done

David Cameron tells EU leaders: I will talk about reform until deal is done | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Prime minister uses Riga summit to begin his campaign for EU renegotiation, and dismisses objections of foreign politicians as ‘noise’
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Queen wields Palace jobs axe: Senior staff fired and morale ‘at rock bottom’ in austerity purge | Usum

Queen wields Palace jobs axe: Senior staff fired and morale ‘at rock bottom’ in austerity purge | Usum | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
By Rebecca English for the Daily Mail The Queen has been accused of throwing long-serving staff on the scrapheap after axing at least four senior officials in
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The 20-year savings plan that lost money

The 20-year savings plan that lost money | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
In 1993, Jim Cowie began a regular Child Plan investment scheme with Norwich Union for his grandson to have on his 20th birthday.
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Deficits vs. austerity: New facts, same old Keynesianism - The Globe and Mail (subscription)

Deficits vs. austerity: New facts, same old Keynesianism - The Globe and Mail (subscription) | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Niall Ferguson is a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution and professor of history at Stanford University.
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Councils accused of scaling back CCTV to cut costs

Councils accused of scaling back CCTV to cut costs | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Tony Porter, the surveillance camera commissioner, says trend could make it more difficult for police to detect and investigate crime
Councils are scaling back on the use of CCTV cameras in an attempt to cut costs, a surveillance watchdog has said.
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HS2 fight goes on, say campaigners - Halifax Evening Courier

HS2 fight goes on, say campaigners - Halifax Evening Courier | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Campaigners have vowed to continue the fight to stop HS2 going ahead despite the fact that a Conservative election victory should ensure a smooth path for the £50 billion high-speed rail project, which will connect London with Birmingham,...
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mainly macro: Do politicians need to pander to myths?

mainly macro: Do politicians need to pander to myths? | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
RT @alittleecon: mainly macro: Do politicians need to pander to myths? http://t.co/GQSDL24MSW
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Criminal bankers have brazenly milked the system. Let’s change it | Will Hutton

Criminal bankers have brazenly milked the system. Let’s change it  | Will Hutton | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Conflicts of interest and opportunities for price rigging must be outlawed
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Tories at war over plan to scrap Human Rights Act

Tories at war over plan to scrap Human Rights Act | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Government figure may quit in order to vote against controversial Tory plan, as Andrew Mitchell, Dominic Grieve and Damian Green warn against watering down human rights
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Greek minister says Athens cannot make IMF debt repayments

Greek minister says Athens cannot make IMF debt repayments | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Interior minister Nikos Voutsis makes most explicit remarks yet that if talks with creditors fail, Greece will default next month Greece cannot make debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund next month unless it achieves a deal with...
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Forget Scotland, there is no case for HS2 anywhere

Forget Scotland, there is no case for HS2 anywhere | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The SNP have reacted angrily to a report from HS2 Ltd leaked to The Independent on Sunday which concludes there is no economic case for extending HS2 to Scotland.
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The Expertise Gap is Real and Employees Need Your Attention Now

The Expertise Gap is Real and Employees Need Your Attention Now | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The biggest challenge is not in the understanding or expertise associated with new technology. We can learn that. The biggest problem is our inability to recognize that the experience we have today is not the experience we need going forward.
A notable separation exists between the expertise people have or are learning and the jobs companies need to hire for in an increasingly digital economy. This means that current employees possess expertise to perform jobs that are losing prominence in business while new jobs openings (or the need to create them) are becoming increasingly difficult to fill.

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What got us here won'tpget us there!  Big job market effects...

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California accepts historic offer by farmers to cut water usage by 25%

California accepts historic offer by farmers to cut water usage by 25% | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
In a twist not even imagined in the film Chinatown, the drought-stricken state accepts a voluntary offer from farmers who hope to stave off mandatory cuts California’s drought has produced a plot twist too singular even for Chinatown: farmers...
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The great HS2 debate must consider connectivity, not just costs - Financial Times

The great HS2 debate must consider connectivity, not just costs - Financial Times | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Sir, In replying to Jeremy Paxman (“Folly of a £50bn HS2 project must hit the buffers”, Comment, May 16), Sir David Higgins chooses to repeat his generic case for high-speed rail (Letters, May 19) rather than focus on the specific case for HS2.
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The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know

The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The increase in food poverty in the UK, illustrated by the latest food bank figures, is a human rights abuse that you wouldn’t inflict on criminals.
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Amazon’s going to pay UK tax

Amazon’s going to pay UK tax | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
As the Guardian reports, Amazon is going to pay UK tax:
Amazon has become the first technology company to abandon controversial corporate structures that divert sales and profits away from UK in the face of a clampdown imposed by George Osborne.
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Labour urges Osborne to reveal what he knew about Bank's 'Brexit' taskforce

Labour urges Osborne to reveal what he knew about Bank's 'Brexit' taskforce | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Labour asks whether chancellor was ‘in on the secret’ of Bank of England’s ‘Project Bookend’ which is assessing economic risks of UK leaving EU The shadow chancellor has called on George Osborne to reveal what he knew about the Bank of England’s...
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