Geography AS - Unit 1

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Post Accession Labour Flow: Poland to UK

1. Poland joined EU in May 2004

2. Anglia: most migrants

3. Wales: least migrants

4. Acces to NHS and unemployment benefits

5. Wages much better in UK

6. UK supermarkets have Polish sections 

7. By 2007, 35% of construction jobs in Poland could not be filled

8. Polish government intervened by offering more lucrative salaries 

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Retirement Flow: UK to Spain

1. Almost 1 million Brits live in Spain

2. 80,000 of them are retired

3. Spain has better climate - 10 degrees hotter on average

4. No healthcare worries anymore

5. Still entitiled to UK pension

6. Low youth culture

7. Slower pace of life 

8. Cheaper airfares made it easier

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TNC: Tesco

1. Stores in Japan, China and India

2. Over 48,000 stores overseas

3. Planning controls more relaxed outside of UK

4. Wages in India and China at 50p per hour

5. Make £3000 per minute

6. 60% of international products from China

7. Online shopping advantages

8. Merger with Samsung TNC

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Switched on country: :India

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