Economics

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World’s poorest countries’ debt interest payments rise 35%, report says
Report’s author, the World Bank, states concern over poor countries’ increasing spending on debt

Phillip Inman

06, Dec, 2022 @5:40 PM

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Hunt to urge banks to aid mortgage borrowers amid cost-of-living crisis
Exclusive: Chancellor to meet heads of UK’s major lenders and consumer champion Martin Lewis on Wednesday

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

06, Dec, 2022 @5:28 PM

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UK retailers boosted by November sales of winter coats and hot water bottles
Total sales rose by 4% but figures were helped by inflation masking lower volumes, says BRC

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

06, Dec, 2022 @12:01 AM

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UK car sales jumped 23.5% in November despite 2023 recession looming – as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as CBI warns UK faces recession and a lost decade without a government growth plan

Graeme Wearden

05, Dec, 2022 @3:10 PM

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Cost of traditional Christmas dinner food ‘rises three times faster than wages’
TUC data shows 18% increase on staples over year, while category including cranberry sauce is up 33%

Rupert Jones

05, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Sunak’s government ‘going backwards’ on green economy, says CBI
Business bosses ‘confused and disappointed’ by PM’s lack of growth plan in face of recession

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

05, Dec, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Health and wealth divides in UK worsening despite ‘levelling up’ drive, report finds
Exclusive: economic inactivity due to sickness at highest level since records began, with north, Wales and Northern Ireland disproportionately affected

Robyn Vinter and Rowena Mason

04, Dec, 2022 @6:53 PM

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Timetable of trouble: the wave of strikes set to hit the Tories this winter
Rampant inflation and government policy has brought matters to a head: so where is disruption going to hit and what are the unions asking for?

Phillip Inman, Economics Editor

04, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Why are so many people leaving the workforce amid a UK cost of living crisis?
Business leaders fear Rishi Sunak is failing to grasp severity of situation and impact on economy

Richard Partington

04, Dec, 2022 @11:23 AM

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The Tories know the game is up, even if the City of London doesn’t
With faith in Labour economic policies on the rise, and staunch voters losing faith, the next election will not be another 1992

Phillip Inman

03, Dec, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Swati Dhingra of the Bank of England: ‘Are we going to end up deepening the recession?’
In her first interview since joining the monetary policy committee, Britain’s newest interest-rate setter warns inflation is not the biggest threat to the economy – because ‘the slowdown is here’

Richard Partington

03, Dec, 2022 @3:55 PM

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Brexit has fuelled surge in UK food prices, says Bank of England policymaker
Britons need to be kept aware of the cost of leaving the EU, says Swati Dhingra

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

03, Dec, 2022 @3:55 PM

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