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  • Did the economic outlook encourage a snap election? Creative commons image Icon Rob Brewer under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Did the economic outlook encourage a snap election?

    By Professor Richard Murphy

    Worries that the economy might be heading downhill led Theresa May to call the surprise election, believes Richard...

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    5 mins

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    19 Apr 2017

  • Did the economic outlook encourage a snap election?

    Did the economic outlook encourage a snap election? Creative commons image Icon Rob Brewer under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Apr 2017
    Worries that the economy might be heading downhill led Theresa May to call the surprise election, believes Richard Murphy of City University.
  • Free School Meals: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Geoff Charles / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru

    Free School Meals: An OpenLearn reading list

    By The OpenLearn team

    The provision of a hot meal at lunchtime to pupils is often at the heart of political debate. We dip into some of the...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Apr 2017

  • Free School Meals: An OpenLearn reading list

    Free School Meals: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Geoff Charles / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Apr 2017
    The provision of a hot meal at lunchtime to pupils is often at the heart of political debate. We dip into some of the research around the subject.
  • What is a boiler room scam, and how can I protect myself? Creative commons image Icon bitchcakesny under cc-by-nc licence under Creative-Commons license

    What is a boiler room scam, and how can I protect myself?

    By Martin Upton

    Boiler rooms involve the aggressive selling of worthless investments to private investors by unauthorised overseas...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    30 Mar 2017

  • What is a boiler room scam, and how can I protect myself?

    What is a boiler room scam, and how can I protect myself? Creative commons image Icon bitchcakesny under cc-by-nc licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Mar 2017
    Boiler rooms involve the aggressive selling of worthless investments to private investors by unauthorised overseas firms.
  • Will Brexit force British retirees to return from Spain? Creative commons image Icon Andrew Havis under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Will Brexit force British retirees to return from Spain?

    By Kelly Hall

    No place in the sun? Britons who followed the sun and relocated for the more pleasant Spanish climate are worried...

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    28 Mar 2017

  • Will Brexit force British retirees to return from Spain?

    Will Brexit force British retirees to return from Spain? Creative commons image Icon Andrew Havis under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Mar 2017
    No place in the sun? Britons who followed the sun and relocated for the more pleasant Spanish climate are worried that when the UK leaves Europe, so must...
  • What is National Insurance and what is it used for? Creative commons image Icon By comedy_nose via Flickr under Creative Commons license under Creative-Commons license

    What is National Insurance and what is it used for?

    By Jonquil Lowe

    Before Phillip Hammond backed down on his plans to change National Insurance rates for the self-employed, the OU's...

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    15 Mar 2017

  • What is National Insurance and what is it used for?

    What is National Insurance and what is it used for? Creative commons image Icon By comedy_nose via Flickr under Creative Commons license under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Mar 2017
    Before Phillip Hammond backed down on his plans to change National Insurance rates for the self-employed, the OU's Jonquil Lowe explored why the proposals...
  • The Autumn Statement 2016: First reactions Creative commons image Icon Foreign & Commonwealth Office under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    The Autumn Statement 2016: First reactions

    By Jonquil Lowe

    Academics from around the UK share their first thoughts following Philip Hammond's Autumn Statement

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    23 Nov 2016

  • The Autumn Statement 2016: First reactions

    The Autumn Statement 2016: First reactions Creative commons image Icon Foreign & Commonwealth Office under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Nov 2016
    Academics from around the UK share their first thoughts following Philip Hammond's Autumn Statement
  • The impact of Brexit on British wages Creative commons image Icon threefishsleeping - Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    The impact of Brexit on British wages

    By Dr Peter Bloom

    Peter Bloom looks back and ahead at the effect of Brexit on British wages.

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    23 Aug 2016

  • The impact of Brexit on British wages

    The impact of Brexit on British wages Creative commons image Icon threefishsleeping - Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Aug 2016
    Peter Bloom looks back and ahead at the effect of Brexit on British wages.
  • What's next for British wages? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Via Pixabay
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    23 Aug 2016

  • What's next for British wages?

    What's next for British wages? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Via Pixabay
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Aug 2016
    Peter Bloom looks at the future of wages in Britain.
  • Innovative efforts to raise wages Creative commons image Icon Image by uusc4all on Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Innovative efforts to raise wages

    By Dr Peter Bloom

    Peter Bloom investigates the innovative efforts to raise wages that are happening around the world.

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    23 Aug 2016

  • Innovative efforts to raise wages

    Innovative efforts to raise wages Creative commons image Icon Image by uusc4all on Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Aug 2016
    Peter Bloom investigates the innovative efforts to raise wages that are happening around the world.
  • The reason for low wages Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: PublicDomainPictures

    The reason for low wages

    By Dr Peter Bloom

    Peter Bloom outlines the current reasons for low wages and how the issue can be addressed.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    23 Aug 2016

  • The reason for low wages

    The reason for low wages Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: PublicDomainPictures
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Aug 2016
    Peter Bloom outlines the current reasons for low wages and how the issue can be addressed.

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  • You and your money

    An important aspect of personal finance is the way in which individuals and households manage their debt, how much it costs and the different types...

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
    An important aspect of personal finance is the way in which individuals and...