Crisis in NHS – Why Are Waiting lists so bad?

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Last week I accompanied a friend with a broken arm to a local hospital. We arrived 8 pm, but we didn’t get seen until 5 am. This kind of experience is typical of the recent surge in waiting lists that we have seen in the NHS. We can see it in waiting lists for A&E, …

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Water Privatisation – Pros and Cons

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Since privatisation in 1989, water bills have risen 40% and the industry is profitable for shareholders. Yet are households getting benefits? In recent years, we have seen a surge in the discharge of raw sewage, hosepipe bans and a lack of investment. OFWAT, the water regulator recently stated. “For some companies, poor performance has become …

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Global House Price Fall

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The past couple of years have seen a surge in house prices around the world. This has pushed house price-to-income ratios to record levels – in many cases, outstripping the last boom of 2007. This is a major warning signal prices are unsustainable and in recent months, prices have started to fall rapidly, with at …

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How Brexit contributed to Inflation and Lower Investment

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Nearly two years after leaving The Single Market, the UK economy is facing a host of problems including high inflation, low investment and falling growth. All problems exacerbated by Brexit. Last month, food inflation rose to 15%, the highest level for decades. This is primarily due to rising energy prices, But, experts at LSE state …

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Does President Biden Deserve Praise or Blame for State of US Economy?

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Since the end of 2019, the US economy has grown at the fastest pace in the G7. President Biden can claim the fastest job growth of any president. Yet despite strong growth in jobs and GDP, there are record low levels of dissatisfaction as Americans feel the pinch of inflation and falling real wages. Firstly …

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Crisis and Delays in UK Public Services

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Britain is facing a chronic backlog in many public services. This includes record NHS waiting lists, a shortage of housing, delays in the criminal system, and a surge in unprocessed asylum requests. On top of this, there is a cost of living crisis, falling real wages and the highest level of strikes this century. It …

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Crisis in UK Private Rented Sector – Why Prices likely to rise

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In recent years, the UK private rental market has seen a surge in demand, and the average price of renting rising 40%. Yet it is the least favoured form of housing tenure, with many renters paying an increasingly unaffordable share of income on rent. The crisis costs the government £27 billion in housing benefits, leads …

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China’s Economic Crisis

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In the past few decades, the Chinese economy has grown at a breakneck speed, allowing living standards to soar with GDP per person growing 500% in the past 21 years. China has become a major force in the global economy with an estimated 20% of global GDP by 2027. Yet, the seemingly unstoppable rise of …

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