Tag: Government Influence

De-regulation

These state monopolies reduced consumer choice. For example, only one producer supplied gas, and only one producer supplied electricity. Power lay with government ministers. A nationalised industry could not diversify its business....

working for free trade

Businesses and consumers in the UK are buying and selling goods and services in ever more diverse and distant markets as globalisation increases. Trade is vital for a country’s prosperity, economic growth...

Meeting the challenge

Governments markets are made up of the spending of National and Local governments. Each year the government spends billions of pounds on a range of services both to support its internal operations...

Water as a precious asset

We all have different needs. If you were asked what they were you might talk  about the need to buy a motor bike, to have enough money to go out on Friday...

Regulating a utility

We all rely upon having access to water throughout each day every day of our lives. Think how many times over a 24 hour period we use a tap, flush a toilet,...

The importance of competition policy an office of fair trading

 The purpose of competition policy Competition is an essential element in the efficient working of markets. It brings important benefits to the consumer by: encouraging enterprise, innovation, efficiency and a widening of choice;enabling consumers...

Welfare to work

After the Second World War, the British welfare state was further strengthened. The welfare programme offered citizens an education, an opportunity to find a job, adequate housing, free healthcare and financial support...

Creating a supportive business environment for smes

In the past there was always a belief that large corporations with the ability to develop mass-production techniques and gain from economies of scale would eventually dominate the UK economy. Many thought...

Matching taxation principles with environmental policies

With the discovery of a previously unknown planet, one of the first things we would want to know is its capacity for supporting any form of life. These days we think we...

Integration in the public sector hm revenue and customs

To integrate or merge means to join together. There are often advantages for two organisations to merge to become one. The most important is that it enables greater efficiency. It can also...

How hmrc collects tax revenue to support government policy

The UK Government provides a range of public goods and services. The main ones include: educationbenefitslaw and orderdefenceroadsNational Health Service. Within the UK, public expenditure is largely financed through taxation and Her Majesty's Revenue...

Government and eu influences on business activity

Our national government as well as the European Union play a big part in influencing business activity today: through taxation and spendingthrough laws, directives and regulationsthrough encouraging business activity through subsidies and supportby...

Legislation

Legislation is the process of making laws. This is done through Acts of Parliament, and 'rules', 'regulations' and 'bye laws' made by those who are given authority to legislate by parliament e.g....

How businesses are affected by government policy

Governments create the rules and frameworks in which businesses are able to compete against each other. From time to time the government will change these rules and frameworks forcing businesses to change...
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