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Fixing the economy, with Science!

Fixing the economy, with Science! | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Katie Hopkins offers solutions to NHS problems, so a scientist tries to fix the economy in return...
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SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops
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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British consumer confidence at four-year high, research finds

British consumer confidence at four-year high, research finds | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Lloyds Bank spending report shows people’s positivity towards their financial situation is highest since 2011
Consumers’ confidence in their financial situation is at its highest in at least four years, boding well for a brightening economy in 2015.
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Some have always been more equal than others

Some have always been more equal than others | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
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Rich Russians are gaining entry to the UK in record numbers amid a worsening economic outlook in their home country.
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More than one in 10 of England's wildlife sites 'lost since 2009'

More than one in 10 of England's wildlife sites 'lost since 2009' | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Wildlife Trusts says monitoring of ancient woodlands, hedgerows and churchyards shows 717 have been lost or damaged between 2009 and 2013 More than one in 10 of England’s Local Wildlife Sites have been lost or damaged in the last five years,...
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Those ‘tax justice crazies’

Those ‘tax justice crazies’ | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
A number of things have made me reflect on the tax justice movement over the last week or so.
One was the tribute Pascal St-Amans paid to NGOs for the role they have played when speaking in Denmark recently.
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Boris Johnson turns on Chancellor George Osborne over great pay divide

Boris Johnson turns on Chancellor George Osborne over great pay divide | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The London Mayor has told friends a campaign for the move to tackle the increasing pay divide should be at the forefront of the Conservative election manifesto
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A quarter of a million jobseekers approaching their second Christmas in a row on the dole | ToUChstone blog

A quarter of a million jobseekers approaching their second Christmas in a row on the dole | ToUChstone blog | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Silver bells ringing through the city are as sure a sign as any—Christmas is nearly upon us yet again. For some of us, it is a time of delightful food, visits
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City Expecting Big Bonuses As TUC Finds Many Will Spend Second Christmas On The Dole

City Expecting Big Bonuses As TUC Finds Many Will Spend Second Christmas On The Dole | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands of people are set to spend their second successive Christmas on the dole, according to a new study, as it was revealed top City bosses are set for big bonuses.
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If the abuse of children by politicians is a conspiracy it needs to be put to rest | Suzanne Moore

If the abuse of children by politicians is a conspiracy it needs to be put to rest | Suzanne Moore | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The reported disbanding of the abuse inquiry panel suggests that facing up to the truth is low on the government’s list of prioritiesFor all the screaming headlines about paedo rings, investigating child abuse does not seem to be an urgent matter...
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Tesco and PwC face fresh inquiry over £263m overstatement of profits

Tesco and PwC face fresh inquiry over £263m overstatement of profits | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Accountancy watchdog to examine role of PwC and the work of individuals at auditor and Tesco in preparing accounts from 2012Tesco’s financial team and its auditor, PwC, face a formal investigation by the accountancy watchdog over the supermarket’s...
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People who’ve been raped are survivors not just victims, John Humphrys | Jon Bird

People who’ve been raped are survivors not just victims, John Humphrys | Jon Bird | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
John Humphrys was wrong to dismiss the use of the word survivor in relation to this heinous crimeAs reports came through that the child abuse inquiry panel may be replaced with a more powerful body, Napac’s chief executive, Peter Saunders, appeared...
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Calls for a UK exit from the EU are at best perverse, and at worst unpatriotic | Laura Sandys

Calls for a UK exit from the EU are at best perverse, and at worst unpatriotic | Laura Sandys | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Withdrawal would be a disaster economically and politically. In these uncertain times we must strengthen ties, not weaken themPolitical fashion has left the Europhile out in the cold over the past 10 years.
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UK jobs market set for upbeat 2015 but skills shortage remains

UK jobs market set for upbeat 2015 but skills shortage remains | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
CBI expects increase in permanent jobs and modest pay rises, but the lobby group said employers are worried about skills and regulation As the economic recovery continues, 50% of British businesses are planning to take on extra workers in 2015, the...
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How is Osborne going to make good a £5.6bn shortfall in oil revenue?

How is Osborne going to make good a £5.6bn shortfall in oil revenue? | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Chris Giles gleefully reports in the FT this morning that: Oil rout would have wrecked an independent Scotland’s finances before adding: Had Scotland voted Yes to independence, it would now be looking at oil revenues of £1.25bn instead of £6.9bn in...
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Thomas Piketty’s Capital and the Developing World | Ethics & International Affairs

Thomas Piketty’s Capital and the Developing World | Ethics & International Affairs | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
NANCY BIRDSALL What is the future of the global capitalist system? In returning economics to politics, Capital reminds us that the road to global distributive
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Tribunal fees deter four out of five employees pursuing claims

Tribunal fees deter four out of five employees pursuing claims | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Employment tribunal fees have been branded "a barrier to justice", the high charges discouraging four out of five workers from pursuing claims against their employers, according to Citizens Advice.
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Poorest UK households pay almost half their income in tax, campaigners say

Poorest UK households pay almost half their income in tax, campaigners say | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Analysis of ONS figures puts average gross income of poorest 10% at £9,743, but only £5,132 after all taxes deducted
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Why we need an Energy Bill Revolution | Library | E3G

Why we need an Energy Bill Revolution | Library | E3G | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
As winter takes hold, fuel poverty is again firmly back on the political agenda. The harsh reality is that thousands of people die because they simply...
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Statistics watchdog ticks off Morgan

Statistics watchdog ticks off Morgan | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is criticised by the UK Statistics Authority over her use of statistics.
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Rising oil price gives shares and Russian rouble a lift – business live

Rising oil price gives shares and Russian rouble a lift – business live | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
All the latest economic and financial news as oil prices stage a pre-Christmas rally, bringing some relief to the Russian roubleBrent crude up 2% at $62.85 Rouble rises 3% European markets rally 11.22am GMT Oil analysts have slashed their...
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UK government in bid to withhold material from In Amenas inquest

UK government in bid to withhold material from In Amenas inquest | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
FCO issues PII certificate to keep back information from inquest into deaths of seven British hostages in jihadi attack on Algerian gas plantThe Foreign Office is attempting to withhold security information from an inquest into the deaths of seven...
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Trust bank becomes first financial casualty of Russia’s currency crisis

Trust bank becomes first financial casualty of Russia’s currency crisis | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Russian central bank throws Moscow institution a $530m lifeline in what is expected to be the first in a series of bailoutsMoscow’s Trust bank has become the first financial casualty of Russia’s currency crisis after the country’s central bank...
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What would a BT acquisition of EE mean for the UK telecoms industry?

What would a BT acquisition of EE mean for the UK telecoms industry? | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
As talks over a £12.5bn deal continue, the scene is set for the start of a UK telecoms shake-up The confirmation that BT and EE are in exclusive talks demonstrates that the former national provider considers the ownership of a mobile network as...
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How we can halve what the NHS costs us • Bruce On Politics

How we can halve what the NHS costs us • Bruce On Politics | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The NHS is one of the World’s largest organisations, with 1,163,568 staff in England and a health budget here that last year was £110 thousand million.  There are also the separately …
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