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House price latest

House prices up by 6.9%.

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Model agencies collude to fix rates

Regulators find leading model agencies guilty of price fixing.

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Tobin tax

Named after American Economist James Tobin (1918 – 2002) a Tobin tax is a tax on financial transactions associated with currency exchange. Initially, the purpose of a Tobin tax was to generate stability into currency markets that were suffering considerable turmoil in the wake of the collapse of the Bretton Woods exchange rate system in 1971. For a Tobin tax to work it would require all countries to implement it and agree on the details, otherwise it would distort the workings of currency markets. A lack of consensus would make a Tobin tax almost impossible to implement.

 

 


Alternative finance

Report on the growth of alternative finance.

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GDP latest

UK grows by 0.3% in 1st quarter of 2017.

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Customs unions

Costs and benefits of customs unions.

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New materials

Multiple choice papers for Paper Three.

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Brexit update

Article 50

What trading options are available to the UK?

Savings ratio

Savings ratio falls to lowest level on record.

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Tax avoidance

Double Irish - and a Dutch Sandwich more..

The OECD presents its final package for reform of international tax rules..more

OECD - reducing income inequality will boost growth..more