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Do unemployment benefits stifle entrepreneurship? It’s complicated

Entrepreneurship can be a way back into work for people who have lost their jobs. - Yuri A/ShutterstockUnemployment in the UK rose to 4.4% at the end of April 2024. While this is by no means a worrying level of joblessness for an economy, it is the highest since September 2021, in the second year of the COVID pandemic, when it reached 4.4%.

What’s an initial public offering?

This article is part of The Conversation’s “Business Basics” series where we ask leading experts to discuss key concepts in business, economics and finance.

Popular Australian fast-food chain Guzman y Gomez has announced it will undergo an initial public offering or “IPO” later this month, listing itself on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). The move will value the company at A$2.2 billion.


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