Economic recovery

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Taxpayers left with £421m bill after one in 12 firms default on Covid loans
About 8% of borrowers – 130,000 firms – have so far failed to repay government-backed emergency loans

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

28, Jul, 2022 @5:53 PM

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Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss? Whoever wins faces a bleak economic outlook | Larry Elliott
Inflation and a cost of living crisis mean the new PM will have little time to produce a feelgood factor

Larry Elliott

24, Jul, 2022 @10:28 AM

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Andy Haldane: we can fix the cost of living crisis. But will we?
The Bank of England’s former chief economist has a clear idea of what caused the current inflation mess, but fears the UK lacks any clear plan for solving it

Larry Elliott and Richard Partington

16, Jul, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Why be a poor version of Germany instead of doing what we do best? | Torsten Bell
Manufacturing is not our forte. But we are world beaters in services. Success will prove elusive until we recognise that

Torsten Bell

10, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Boris Johnson has left the UK economy in a parlous state
Analysis: If Johnsonomics stands for anything, it is a lack of plan or vision to address Britain’s economic woes

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

08, Jul, 2022 @3:39 PM

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Six charts that show how the UK economy is in crisis
From inflation to tax, labour shortages to R&D, ministers will need to confront these key issues and fast

Phillip Inman

08, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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New UK chancellor Nadhim Zahawi to review corporation tax rises
Planned hike from 19p to 25p maybe looked at again amid drive to ‘keep UK business competitive’

Phillip Inman

06, Jul, 2022 @11:51 AM

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UK firms tell Rishi Sunak: time running out to save UK plc from perfect storm
Chancellor urgently needs to support companies facing rising energy prices, chronic staff shortages and supply chain issues

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

30, Jun, 2022 @11:41 AM

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UK economy ‘running on empty’ as post-pandemic order books dry up
Business confidence slumps to level that typically signals imminent recession, warns economist

Larry Elliott Economics editor

23, Jun, 2022 @10:20 AM

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Yes, we’re in a bad way. But to wallow in myths of British ‘declinism’ won’t help us thrive | David Edgerton
As we try to find our place in the world, politics veers between the equally unreal claims of boosters and decliners. The latter are now in the ascendant

David Edgerton

12, Jun, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Fuel cost surge and dire economic forecast shatter PM’s hope of reset
Zero-growth warning for UK as petrol prices surge and OECD says Britain will be weakest economy in G7 next year

Larry Elliott and Alex Lawson

08, Jun, 2022 @7:00 PM

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UK beer costs soar as average price of pint tops £8 in one London pub
Price hikes driven by combination of factors, including inflation and the war in Ukraine

Harry Taylor

04, Jun, 2022 @10:38 AM

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