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  • My career goal: Nail technician Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: JuVecchi

    My career goal: Nail technician

    Have you ever thought that your eye for crafting fine-looking nails could become your career? Here's some advice on...

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    07 Jun 2017

  • My career goal: Nail technician

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    My career goal: Nail technician Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: JuVecchi
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jun 2017
    Have you ever thought that your eye for crafting fine-looking nails could become your career? Here's some advice on turning your passion into a job - or...
  • Should I use a skills-based CV to smooth the gaps in my employment history? Creative commons image Icon Worldskills UK under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Should I use a skills-based CV to smooth the gaps in my employment history?

    If you've had breaks in your career, a skills-based CV might help present your abilities in the best light.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    07 Jun 2017

  • Should I use a skills-based CV to smooth the gaps in my employment history?

    Should I use a skills-based CV to smooth the gaps in my employment history? Creative commons image Icon Worldskills UK under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jun 2017
    If you've had breaks in your career, a skills-based CV might help present your abilities in the best light.
  • What is the pension triple lock, and how has it become an election issue? Creative commons image Icon Keith Williamson under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    What is the pension triple lock, and how has it become an election issue?

    By Jonquil Lowe

    Jonquil Lowe explains why promises about pensions have become important in the election debates.

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    31 May 2017

  • What is the pension triple lock, and how has it become an election issue?

    What is the pension triple lock, and how has it become an election issue? Creative commons image Icon Keith Williamson under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 May 2017
    Jonquil Lowe explains why promises about pensions have become important in the election debates.
  • How do we solve the social care funding problem? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Pixabay.com

    How do we solve the social care funding problem?

    By Professor Janette Rutterford

    It's one of the policy focuses of this election cycle - how do we meet the rising costs of caring for an aging...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    31 May 2017

  • How do we solve the social care funding problem?

    How do we solve the social care funding problem? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Pixabay.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 May 2017
    It's one of the policy focuses of this election cycle - how do we meet the rising costs of caring for an aging population? The OU's Janette Rutterford...
  • 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

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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
    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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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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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    Updated on:

    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

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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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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    You and your money Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
    An important aspect of personal finance is the way in which individuals and...