The guidance from Malcolm is quite clear:
“There have been no changes in the way in which the papers are marked under the new specification. Thus any relevant answer will receive credit. This includes relevant arguments relating to the credit crunch.”
That’s really positive news. The current editions of AQA Business textbooks might have been made obsolete by recent economic developments, but here is positive confirmation that students can use their understanding of the Credit Crunch where relevant in an exam answer.