Unit 1 P6 Describe How Political, Legal and Social Factors Are Impacting Upon the Business Activities of the Selected Organisations and Their Stakeholders

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Introduction P6: This report describes the influence of political, legal and social factors on the activities of Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd and Croydon Health Services NHS. The report also identifies how the aforementioned factors may affect its stakeholders. All businesses will be affected by factors in its environment. The following are the 3 main factors affecting businesses; 1. Social Factors Social factors refer to the changes in the lifestyle, behavior, attitudes and tastes of different societies. Social factors may affect the two businesses in the following ways: • Demographics - Coca- Cola Enterprises Ltd Change in the size and age of the population will affect the plans of Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd. The size of a…show more content…
The consumer protection laws are of great advantage to customers as they enable fair treatment and good value to customers. •Competition Laws The Office of Fair Trading monitors and ensures that all businesses are at even level with consumers. The law protects a business from being demoted by its competitors. For example, when Coca- Cola Enterprises Ltd advertises a beverage the company is not to say, “PepsiCo is a waste of money” but is allowed to say, “Coca- Cola reaches the top.” This legislation would limit the market planning of the company. Competition laws will also be an advantage to customers as they would prevent misleading claims from businesses. Below is a description of how a legal factor may affect the activities of Croydon Health Services NHS: •Health and Safety Law The law obligates Croydon Health Services NHS to ensure that employees, patients, and so forth are to be provided a safe environment at all times. Being in the health sector makes the law very important for the running of the organisation. Hospitals are the centre of epidemics and diseases which makes this law very important in the operation of the organisation. Therefore, the organisation has installed equipment that maintains the hygiene of its hospitals. The law also obliges the organisation to provide health and safety information and equipment to staff and patients. An example could be; when the organisation does advanced X-

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