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Debenhams comment by Sports Direct forces watchdog to intervene | Business | The Guardian

Debenhams comment by Sports Direct forces watchdog to intervene | Business | The Guardian | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
Outgoing director confirms Mike Ashley’s company has no plans for Debenham’s bid
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What does energy price cap mean for households and firms? | Money | The Guardian

What does energy price cap mean for households and firms? | Money | The Guardian | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
From whether you should switch suppliers to how it could lead to job cuts
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https://www.tutor2u.net/economics/reference/economics-of-an-energy-fuel-price-cap

 

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Tax on sugary drinks will only be partly effective, claims study | Society | The Guardian

Tax on sugary drinks will only be partly effective, claims study | Society | The Guardian | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
Young people may turn to less-sweet drinks, but those who already have high-sugar diets unlikely to change habits
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Oxfam crisis exposes failure of UK charity regulation | Asheem Singh | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian

Oxfam crisis exposes failure of UK charity regulation | Asheem Singh | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
The Charity Commission gave Oxfam a clean bill of health as recently as 2017. Yet underfunding is at least partly to blame
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43027631

 

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Energy price caps and big mergers will only serve to shore up the ‘big six’

Energy price caps and big mergers will only serve to shore up the ‘big six’ | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
In 2019, standard variable rates could be capped and Npower and SSE might be one company. Yet, even then, the customer may not see much benefit
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Five ways to fix our ailing High Streets

Five ways to fix our ailing High Streets | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
As retailers continue to leave the High Street, experts offer their visions for town centres of the future.
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Inside the brain of a gambling addict - BBC News

What happens inside the brain of a gambling addict when they make a bet - and can the secret to their addiction be found within the brain itself? BB
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  1. Should the government intervene in the gambling market in order to protect vulnerable people?
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Mayor hails new T-charge, but motorists angry at lack of signs

Mayor hails new T-charge, but motorists angry at lack of signs | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
Sadiq Khan today hailed the T-charge as “action now” to tackle London’s toxic air scandal but risked angering motorists by not putting up signs telling them of the new levy. Thousands of motorists driving older diesel and petrol models were being landed with the £10-a-day charge to drive into central London from 7am today. It also applies to older vans, lorries, buses and coaches. The T-charge, which applies on weekdays up to 6pm, covers the Congestion Charge area.
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  1. How effective do you think the newly imposed Tcharge will be in cleaning up London's air?
  2. How will the new T-charge work in reducing driving in London?
  3. What knock on impacts may the T-charge have on the second-hand car/lorry market?
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E.ON chief: Theresa May's energy price cap will hurt competition

E.ON chief: Theresa May's energy price cap will hurt competition | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
Michael Lewis rejects PM’s claim that energy market is broken as government prepares to publish draft legislation
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Competition watchdog specifies terms of investigation into Fox's Sky takeover

Competition watchdog specifies terms of investigation into Fox's Sky takeover | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
The UK’s competition watchdog has specified the terms of its investigation into the proposed £11.7bn takeover of Sky by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, elaborating that it will focus on the impact of media plurality as well as on broadcasting standards.
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Why TfL was right to revoke Uber's licence

Why TfL was right to revoke Uber's licence | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
Why license taxi cabs at all? It’s a question we might well ask, in the wake of the stunning decision by Transport for London to revoke Uber’s right to operate in the capital.
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Uber seeks talks to renew London licence

Uber seeks talks to renew London licence | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
Taxi app firm says it is willing to change, as Tories clash with Labour and unions over Uber's future.
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Warning pound weakness will 'wipe out' SMEs - Independent.ie

Warning pound weakness will 'wipe out' SMEs - Independent.ie | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
The weakness in sterling has the potential to
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The plastic bottle scheme that could help clean the oceans - BBC News

The plastic bottle scheme that could help clean the oceans Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog World In Picture
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Plastic straw and cotton bud ban proposed

Plastic straw and cotton bud ban proposed | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
Plan for a ban in England is announced as Commonwealth leaders are urged to tackle plastic waste.
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See also before answering the following questions

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-43485362

 

  1. Should plastic straws be banned in England?
  2. What groups of people may be adversely affected by the ban and should there be exemptions for some groups?
  3. Should companies be encouraged to produce non-plastic straws and if so how could government do this?
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Uber changes app following TfL concerns over licensing

Uber changes app following TfL concerns over licensing | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
The revamped taxi-hailing app will "make it clearer" drivers are licensed by Transport for London.
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The bitcoin party is over. The blockchain party has just begun

The bitcoin party is over. The blockchain party has just begun | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
As South Korea cracks down on bitcoin, countries including Singapore and Malaysia are backing the technology behind it to drive technological change in areas as far afield as electoral rolls and health care records
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Carillion: what's happening now - GOV.UK

Carillion: what's happening now - GOV.UK | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
A guide to understanding what the government is doing following Carillion’s collapse.
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Tesla delays Model 3 production target

Tesla delays Model 3 production target | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
Shares fell 5% in after-hours trading after admitting Model 3 production is months behind schedule.
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Questions for discussion

  1. Why do think companies such as tesla are making losses?
  2. Should the government intervene to support the electric car industry?
  3. What policies could the government implement in order to support the development of electric cars?
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Fixed-odds maximum bet 'could drop to £2'

Fixed-odds maximum bet 'could drop to £2' | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
Some gambling machines currently allow punters to bet - and potentially lose - £100 every 20 seconds.
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  1. Evaluate the various options tabled as part of the government review. Which policies would potentially be most effective and why?

 

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'Toxic' cars hit with new charge

'Toxic' cars hit with new charge | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
The cost of driving in central London will almost double for some motorists under the new scheme.
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UK ask regulator to set price cap to mend "broken energy market"

UK ask regulator to set price cap to mend "broken energy market" | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
The British government put some flesh on its plans to cap consumer gas and electricity prices for millions of households, ordering the industry regulator on Thursday to come up with curbs that will initially last until 2020.
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Amazon ordered to repay €250m by EU over 'illegal tax advantages'

Amazon ordered to repay €250m by EU over 'illegal tax advantages' | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
Commission also says it plans to take Irish government to European court of justice over failure to collect €13bn from Apple
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Could Uber be banned in London?

The ride-hailing app Uber has lost its London operating licence because the capital's regulator said the company isn't "fit and proper" to operate in th
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Weak pound makes UK more attractive for foreign businesses 

Weak pound makes UK more attractive for foreign businesses  | Insights into Business Economics | Scoop.it
Britain is no longer one of the most expensive countries for expats and globe trotting workers, as the fall in the pound has made the UK a cheaper location, in relative terms.
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Weak pounds boosts UK manufacturing industry

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jun/22/uk-manufacturing-weak-pound-cbi-brexit-talks

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