UK cost of living crisis

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Retirement boom among UK’s older workers creates economic headache
Wyre Forest in the West Midlands has seen a huge jump in the ‘economically inactive’, many of them affluent older people, but the dearth of workers is a real problem for employers

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

04, Feb, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Cost of living crisis: how to make smart money decisions in tough times
Interest rates rose this week, adding to pressure from bills. We look at how to make the best choices in an uncertain world

Sandra Haurant

04, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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FTSE 100 hits all-time high after US jobs report beats forecasts – as it happened
UK’s blue-chip index has hit a new record high of 7906 points, helped by weak pound, and hopes that interest rates may be near their peak

Graeme Wearden

03, Feb, 2023 @6:01 PM

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Students in England face ‘negative impact’ from refusal to tie loans to inflation, admits DfE
Raising maintenance loans by only 2.8% means students will have to cut back on food and books, says report

Richard Adams Education editor

03, Feb, 2023 @4:35 PM

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‘This is bullying’: How much of your money are gas suppliers holding?
Revelations that suppliers have been stockpiling credit amid soaring bills have sparked fears customers are being taken advantage of

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

03, Feb, 2023 @1:43 PM

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Wave of protest plays staged as UK theatres face closures and staff shortages
In several new productions, playwrights explore the cost of living crisis as their industry reels from funding cuts, cancellations and low wages

Ella Braidwood

03, Feb, 2023 @12:06 PM

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Energy bailiffs for the poorest, huge profits for the richest: this is Britain in 2023 | Gaby Hinsliff
The British Gas scandal about vulnerable people being forced on to prepayment meters is just the latest cruelty in this crisis, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby Hinsliff

02, Feb, 2023 @5:27 PM

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Low-paid TfL contract staff to get free travel across network
London mayor to adopt scheme for cleaners, catering staff and security guards to help with cost of living crisis

Jessica Elgot

02, Feb, 2023 @4:16 PM

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What does the Bank of England interest rate rise mean for you?
From mortgages to credit cards, we break down the impact the 4% rise could have on your finances

Zoe Wood

02, Feb, 2023 @2:01 PM

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UK borrowers may struggle to repay debt as economy worsens, says Santander
Bank puts aside more money to protect itself from potential defaults in expected recession

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

02, Feb, 2023 @11:25 AM

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Households in England and Wales face biggest water bills rise in decades
Consumer groups say 7.5% increase could be ‘tipping point’ for customers already struggling to pay

Jess Clark

02, Feb, 2023 @12:01 AM

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British Gas halts use of warrants to force people on to prepayment meters
Move follows allegations that third-party agents ignored vulnerabilities of customers and broke in to install equipment

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

01, Feb, 2023 @7:13 PM

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