The changing economy of the uk

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Whats happened to car manufacturing industries?

- car maufacturing people have lost their jobs to robots who assemble the cars

-Car brands have gone out of business or have been taken over by over seas companies

-however places do stil manufacture cars in the uk e.g mini which is german owned

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Burberry

-british owned comapny

-however due to cheaper labour in china, has moved all but two factories to there

- it can put 'made in britain' in its label due to two factories being open in the uk

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canary wharf

jobs that people have

-banking (hsbc)

-it companies

-working long hours with high salaries

THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY IN CANARY WHARF

-teritary and quaternary jobs

-almost everyone has a uni degree

-people who work in this consist of film, media, advertising, marketing

-bio technology- science to global issues e.g medicine

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Dinnington and canary wharf

DINNINGTON (NEW ECONOMY)

- tertiary sector

- jobs with retail or shopping centres

- located around the outskirts or towns

-unskiled jobs needing very few qualifications

-part time jobs

-minimum wages

KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY CANARY WHARF

- quaternary sector

-jobs in it or media

-highly skilled and educated staff with good qualifications

-require a degree

-full time with salaries and bonus

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Whats life like in the north east?

-unemployment 11%

-poor health and over crowded

-many deaths from smoking

-lower life expectancy due to bad diets

-public secter jobs

average house hold earning £26000

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what is the domino effect?

-in north east there was a large coal mining industry which employed up to 55000 men

- however coal was to expensive to mine as it was very deep, hardly any coal is produced in that region now

-the steel industry then suffered as to make steel, you need coal. So people got steel from other seas as it was cheaper

- This meant ship building collapsed as Asian countries were building larger ships with cheap labour

The domino effect is when one industry collapses , it leads to the collapse of other industries such as local businesses

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What is life like in the south east?

-london salaries boost average house hold earning in the region

-earn 35% more than the north east

-have healthy foods e.g fish and fruit so live longer

-eat out more

-unemployment is 6.4%

- it jobs, biotechnology so many tertiary and quaternary jobs

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deindustrialisation glasgow

due to over seas competition having cheaper labour ships were no longer being built in glasgow

-this caused steel making and mining of coal too face a decline

THIS LEAD TOO

-loss of income for workers

-loss of income for local workers and services

-less tax for goverment and more people needing benefits

-people moving away

BENEFITS- less damage to enviroment as no air pollution

-however leading behind a brown field site

WHAT HAS GLASGOW DONE TO TRY AND SORT THE ISSUE

-investing in art, culture and tourisum by setting up museums, hotels and restaurants

-placing bbc head quarters of scotland here

-flats along the river side

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issues with brownfield and green field site

Brownfield- area of land which has been built on before

greenfield- area of land not prevously been built on

BROWNFIELD SITES

-expensive as lots of clean up costs involved

-bad infrastructure

-polluted

-graffiti

GREEN FIELD

-close to cities

-no road or infrastructure

-home to wild life

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Green employment

Green sector is attempting to improve air and water quality, recycle and reduce waste and improve enviroment

e.g by

-using renewable materials instead of plastic

-buildings which use less energy

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What are the advantages and disads of flexible wor

ADV

- better health

less stress from comunicating

parents can work from home saving money on child care

-less traffic and congestion and pollution

DISADS

- lower wages, miss out on promotion as less contact with your boss

=difficult to motivate workers

-work never disappers when your working from home

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