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Migrants to face benefit curbs

Migrants to face benefit curbs | Bit of Economics, Bit of Random Stuff | Scoop.it
Tougher curbs on immigrants who want to claim unemployment benefits in the UK are to be set out by Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Reduction in Government spending... Reducing the amount we need to borrow.. How can this not be good??

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Boris defends bankers on French radio

Boris defends bankers on French radio | Bit of Economics, Bit of Random Stuff | Scoop.it
Mayor of London Boris Johnson defends the City of London and bankers during a visit to Paris.
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UK firm joins ocean mineral rush

UK firm joins ocean mineral rush | Bit of Economics, Bit of Random Stuff | Scoop.it
A new and controversial frontier in mining is opening up as a British firm joins a growing rush to exploit minerals in the depths of the oceans.
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Finding more Factors

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Syria: The story of the conflict

Syria: The story of the conflict | Bit of Economics, Bit of Random Stuff | Scoop.it
Guide to how anti-government protests in Syria led to a bloody internal conflict in which thousands have lost their lives.
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Why can this still be allowed to happen?

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Protests as EU debates austerity

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The issues of jobs and growth dominate an EU summit in Brussels, as thousands of protesters demonstrate against tough austerity measures.
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OFT acts against leading payday lenders and proposes to refer the sector to Competition Commission  - The Office of Fair Trading

OFT acts against leading payday lenders and proposes to refer the sector to Competition Commission  - The Office of Fair Trading | Bit of Economics, Bit of Random Stuff | Scoop.it
The OFT is giving the leading 50 payday lenders, accounting for 90 per cent of the payday market, 12 weeks to change their business practices or risk losing their licences, after it uncovered evidence of widespread irresponsible lending and failure...

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, March 8, 2013 5:19 PM

A top priority for competition policy is to address market failures in door-step pay day loans. The fast growth of the market is itself a result of the financialisation of our economy and reflects the huge underlying level of household debt six years after the credit crunch exploded

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UK on track for triple dip - NIESR - Telegraph

UK on track for triple dip - NIESR - Telegraph | Bit of Economics, Bit of Random Stuff | Scoop.it
Britain is on track for a triple dip recession, one of the nation’s leading forecasters has signalled, as new figures on the UK’s manufacturing industry dealt a blow to recovery hopes and sent sterling crashing to a fresh two-and-a-half year...
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Parents 'to get 20% childcare costs'

Parents 'to get 20% childcare costs' | Bit of Economics, Bit of Random Stuff | Scoop.it
Some parents in the UK will be able to claim back up to £1,200 a year for each child - or 20% of childcare costs - from 2015, under government plans.
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If this is helping the country to work, then shouldn't this be the norm instead of paying the idle to keep having kids so they don't have to work.  In this way can we reduce our national debt by reducing transfer payments?

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Ministers back Heseltine on growth

Ministers back Heseltine on growth | Bit of Economics, Bit of Random Stuff | Scoop.it
The government says it will accept most of former deputy PM Lord Heseltine's plan to stimulate the economy by boosting England's regions.
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Eurozone to discuss Cyprus bailout

Eurozone to discuss Cyprus bailout | Bit of Economics, Bit of Random Stuff | Scoop.it
Plans to rescue near-bankrupt Cyprus are due to be presented to eurozone finance ministers later on Friday.
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Yet another bail-out!... How long can the Eurozone keep this up, and more impotantly; who's next??

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Double lottery winner 'not bothered'

Double lottery winner 'not bothered' | Bit of Economics, Bit of Random Stuff | Scoop.it
A man who won the lottery for the second time in less than two years has said he is "not that bothered" about his latest win.
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Not bothered?!!? 

There's someone over here who could look after that for you!

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High Court to rule on HS2 challenges

High Court to rule on HS2 challenges | Bit of Economics, Bit of Random Stuff | Scoop.it
The High Court is to rule later on legal challenges suggesting the government failed to follow proper procedures before approving the HS2 rail scheme.
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Chinese business a meld of history, modernity

Chinese business a meld of history, modernity | Bit of Economics, Bit of Random Stuff | Scoop.it
OGDEN — The Shanghai of today is a sleek, modern city, but those who hope to do business with China would do well to understand its economic and...
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Recovery is in sight, says Sir Mervyn King

Recovery is in sight, says Sir Mervyn King | Bit of Economics, Bit of Random Stuff | Scoop.it
Sir Mervyn King, the outgoing Governor of the Bank of England, yesterday struck an upbeat tone on economic prospects this year, despite the UK flirting with an unprecedented triple-dip recession.
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