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Supply side policy in operation - Universal Credit | Economics | tutor2u

Supply side policy in operation - Universal Credit | Economics | tutor2u | Economics of Work and Leisure - F583 | Scoop.it
A Level students are told that supply-side policies are the ultimate government response to support economic performance. If they can get the supply side polic
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Ageing populations and pension challenges - YouTube

Recent reforms have made pension systems more financially sustainable and pensioners have higher living standards than ever before. But future generations are likely to find their pension entitlements much less generous than today’s and many may face a serious risk of pensioner poverty, according to a new OECD report.

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Inequality in the UK: 5% of households have assets in excess of £1.2m, 9% have none

Inequality in the UK: 5% of households have assets in excess of £1.2m, 9% have none | Economics of Work and Leisure - F583 | Scoop.it
Institute of Fiscal Studies report shows Britain is more unequal country when measured by wealth than by income
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Are big mergers bad for consumers? - BBC News

Are big mergers bad for consumers? - BBC News | Economics of Work and Leisure - F583 | Scoop.it
This year is set to be a record for company mergers. They're usually good for the companies involved - but how do they affect the consumer?
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Rebecca Clark's curator insight, September 21, 2016 1:00 PM

IMPACT OF MERGERS ON CONSUMERS

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How Mergers Damage the Economy

How Mergers Damage the Economy | Economics of Work and Leisure - F583 | Scoop.it
In too many industries, the competition among companies that makes markets work best just doesn’t exist anymore.
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Rebecca Clark's curator insight, September 21, 2016 12:59 PM

HOW MERGERS DAMAGE THE ECONOMY

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Robots may shatter the global economic order within a decade

Robots may shatter the global economic order within a decade | Economics of Work and Leisure - F583 | Scoop.it
'The pace of disruptive technological innovation has gone from linear to parabolic,' says Bank of America
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Monopsony Power in Action: Tata Steel warns suppliers over prices

Monopsony Power in Action: Tata Steel warns suppliers over prices | Economics of Work and Leisure - F583 | Scoop.it
Tata Steel has warned suppliers that if they don't slash prices by 30% then they risk losing Tata's business.
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Monopsony Power: Kipper Williams on Carlsberg supplier payments

Monopsony Power: Kipper Williams on Carlsberg supplier payments | Economics of Work and Leisure - F583 | Scoop.it
Brewing giant has told suppliers it is extend its payment deadline to 93 days, in breach of European guidelines
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Mega Takeovers: AB InBev's £71bn bid for SABMiller

► Beer brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev has formally offered £71bn for SABMiller

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Non-price competition: Is Lidl ready for an upmarket rebrand?

Non-price competition: Is Lidl ready for an upmarket rebrand? | Economics of Work and Leisure - F583 | Scoop.it
In attempting to lure upmarket customers from Waitrose and M&S, 150 of the group’s 629 stores will be refitted with modern touches
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markkennedy8's curator insight, November 15, 2015 3:23 PM

Good article for market competition type.

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Horizontal Integration: Marriott agrees $12.2bn merger with Sheraton hotels owner

Horizontal Integration: Marriott agrees $12.2bn merger with Sheraton hotels owner | Economics of Work and Leisure - F583 | Scoop.it

HorziontCash and stock tie-up between Starwood and Marriott will create world’s largest hotelier with 5,500 properties and more than 1.1m rooms

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Dan Martin's curator insight, November 18, 2015 4:33 PM

Growth of firms and horizontal integration. Another great example for you to supplement the theory with.

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Sunk costs: Redcar owner loses £530m on steel plant liquidation

Sunk costs: Redcar owner loses £530m on steel plant liquidation | Economics of Work and Leisure - F583 | Scoop.it
The bankrupt Thai owner of the Redcar steelworks has said that it lost almost £530m from the liquidation of the Teesside steelworks.
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Dan Martin's curator insight, November 18, 2015 4:32 PM

Great example of sunk costs. Remember these are cost that can't be recovered if the firm leaves the market. Here the specialist machinery and equipment is no use outside steel production and given the state of the market no buyers seem likely for the surplus equipment.

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A simple way to show the pay gap between CEOs and ordinary workers | Economics | tutor2u

Top-paid British executives have salaries over 180 times larger than ordinary worker and I was quite taken by this very straightforward way of visualising the c
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Will Lidl’s living wage smash the UK’s low-pay cartel? | Aditya Chakrabortty

Will Lidl’s living wage smash the UK’s low-pay cartel? | Aditya Chakrabortty | Economics of Work and Leisure - F583 | Scoop.it
Corporations reward a tiny clique with millions, then deny decent salaries to ordinary workers. But the British model of doing business is now threatened by the radical act of a cut-price retailer
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Unequal pay: the life cycle of a woman's earning power

Unequal pay: the life cycle of a woman's earning power | Economics of Work and Leisure - F583 | Scoop.it
From birth to retirement, 12 milestones that define and determine inequality for women
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Adapt or die: the new challenge facing UK manufacturers

Adapt or die: the new challenge facing UK manufacturers | Economics of Work and Leisure - F583 | Scoop.it
Falling oil prices, budget cuts and China's slowdown present a triple challenge for Britain's makers. How will they adapt to the new environment?
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Benefits of Vertical Integration: BP – why a low oil price isn’t all bad news

Benefits of Vertical Integration: BP – why a low oil price isn’t all bad news | Economics of Work and Leisure - F583 | Scoop.it
Profits might be lower, but collapsing energy prices also have an upside for oil giants.
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Rebecca Clark's curator insight, September 21, 2016 12:58 PM

Vertical Integration

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Price Discrimination in Action: The future of personalised pricing

Price Discrimination in Action: The future of personalised pricing | Economics of Work and Leisure - F583 | Scoop.it
As the blurring of the online and offline worlds continues, retailers must be transparent about the rise of targeted pricing
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Alliance but no Marriage? French PM: 'No Renault-Nissan merger'

Alliance but no Marriage? French PM: 'No Renault-Nissan merger' | Economics of Work and Leisure - F583 | Scoop.it
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says the government does not want a merger between carmakers Renault and Nissan.
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Contestable Markets: Working out the UK gym industry

►The Gym Group, one of the UK's low-cost fitness chains and it is now listing on the stock market to fund future expansion

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Non-price competition: The arrival of personalised Marmite!

Non-price competition: The arrival of personalised Marmite! | Economics of Work and Leisure - F583 | Scoop.it
Hot on the heels of Nutella, Marmite has become the latest spread to unveil a personalisation service. For the first time ever, lovers of the 'Love it or hate it' condiment can get their name emblazoned across a tub at Marmite's pop-up shop in Westfield, White City or via the brand's Facebook page, where the service was announced.
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Contestable Markets: Apple 'to launch peer-to-peer payment app' in competition with PayPal

Contestable Markets: Apple 'to launch peer-to-peer payment app' in competition with PayPal | Economics of Work and Leisure - F583 | Scoop.it
Shares in Apple rise following reports the tech company will release a payment app allowing users to send each other money over their phones.
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Were the Luddites right about technology and jobs? - BBC News

Were the Luddites right about technology and jobs? - BBC News | Economics of Work and Leisure - F583 | Scoop.it
The Bank of England's Andy Haldane raised key questions in a thought-provoking speech on the future of the jobs market, says Newsnight's Duncan Weldon.
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Contestable Oligopoly: Soaring sales at Aldi and Lidl push market share to 10%

Contestable Oligopoly: Soaring sales at Aldi and Lidl push market share to 10% | Economics of Work and Leisure - F583 | Scoop.it
German-owned supermarket chains attracting 1 million more shoppers than last year, Kantar says
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