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From The Socialist newspaper, 15 February 2007

'Saintly' Tesco

RETAIL GIANT Tesco is offering Open University students money towards their university fees, using points on Tesco clubcards. For every 10 of vouchers, a student would get 40 towards the cost of their course.

It is not purely a saintly act - to get 10 of vouchers, a student would need to spend 1,000 in Tesco. It sounds a bit like the company's previous 'vouchers for schools' scheme, where parents would have to heap up vouchers from 250,000 worth of shopping to get their school a computer costing 1,000.

In 1998-99 the value of computer equipment given to schools was equal to 1.1% of Tesco's British profits - that percentage went down year by year until it was 0.52% in 2005 while Tesco's profits have been spiralling up every year.

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