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1 European Union: Influence of the European Government on the UK business climate BTEC Business Unit 1 P4

2 Learning objectives Outline the role of government in creating the business climate (p4) Be able to describe the role of the European government in creating the business climate Success criteria: Create full bank of notes to write up as a report.

3 First Task Google challenge – use the worksheet find the terms – you have 10 mins!!! Timer: stopwatch.com/rocket-timer/full-screen/http://www.online- stopwatch.com/rocket-timer/full-screen/

4 The answers! Letters of the EU – European Union EU started in Countries are in the EU Yes the UK is in the EU 3 Others from: (next slide) Single currency is the Euro Benefit is not changing money up - so smooth business transactions, encourages trade between countries euro/8575.html (video on benefits of the Euro) euro/8575.html

5 Austria Belgium Bulgaria Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden United Kingdom

6 Second Task Make notes on your worksheet to help you write up your report:

7 What is the single market? Access to 500 million customers over 27 countries (rather than just the 60 million in the UK) Free movement of good between borders of 27 countries – no payments to import or export makes trade very attractive Free movement of workers between countries – helps govt objective of full employment Grants for poorer countries to help them trade

8 What was the Maastricht Treaty of 1992? Started the EU Created the Euro Written to protect the rights of all employees in all 27 countries Social Charter – Minimum wage – EU citizens can work in any EU country – Max 48 hour working week

9 Advantages and disadvantages of being part of the EU Advantages Social Charter protects the rights of employees Access to large single market Disadvantages European Parliament brought in lots of tough laws: EU food labelling not allowed to say 8 rashers or a dozen eggs must sell through weight! Jam only jam if it has sugar in it Can’t sell straight bananas Threatens to call UK Chocolate “Vegelate” 305.stm /EU-ban-selling-eggs-dozen- Shopkeepers-fury-told-food-weighed-sold- kilo.html

10 Report Write up all your notes Use lots of images Title is: Influence of European Government in creating the business climate


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