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Jeremy Hunt aims to spur business investment with ‘full expensing’ tax break
Measure over next three years will allow firms to write off costs of IT equipment and machinery against tax on profits

Anna Isaac and Julia Kollewe

15, Mar, 2023 @6:35 PM

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Budget 2023: Hunt overhauls pensions, benefits and childcare in push for growth
Chancellor pledges cash for businesses and parents, and says UK will avoid recession this year

Richard Partington and Jessica Elgot

15, Mar, 2023 @5:42 PM

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Five charts that will shape Jeremy Hunt’s budget
From cooling inflation to easing staff shortages, we look at the factors behind the chancellor’s spending choices

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

15, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Jeremy Hunt preparing to use budget to reinvigorate investment with tax relief
Chancellor mulls new measures to boost investment and repel fear over UK’s faltering status as a global business hub

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

08, Mar, 2023 @11:35 AM

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Labour proposes long-term tax breaks to increase UK investment and growth
News comes after top company bosses criticise government energy policy for failing to spur investment

Jasper Jolly and Larry Elliott

06, Mar, 2023 @10:28 PM

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Want to properly plug the UK’s north-south divide? Look to Germany | Larry Elliott
Boosting spending power, increasing public funding for science and tech skills, R&D and infrastructure could work

Larry Elliott

05, Mar, 2023 @11:04 AM

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Bad managers on brilliant pay: that’s why the UK’s not working | Phillip Inman
Productivity is much lower than in comparable countries, yet bosses just award themselves millions – and hire consultants

Phillip Inman

25, Feb, 2023 @5:00 PM

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UK apprenticeship levy is a £3.5bn mistake, say business leaders
Retailers, hospitality firms, tech industry and recruiters all say policy is holding back investment in training

Sarah Butler

06, Feb, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Boring can be good. How modest Clement Attlee’s unflashy ideas changed Britain
Attlee was a gifted manager, who showed it possible for modest politicians to be successful if they have decent ideas

Larry Elliott

05, Feb, 2023 @11:14 AM

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Bank of England raises UK interest rates to 4%
Hike of 0.5 percentage points lifts rates to 14-year high, but BoE says shorter and shallower recession now more likely

Phillip Inman

02, Feb, 2023 @4:51 PM

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Poor customer service costs UK firms billions – so why can’t they get it right?
New research estimates that staff spend an average of one day a week dealing with problems. But as our readers tell us, some companies find a way to go the extra mile

Anna Tims

30, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Long-term sickness leaving 1.6m UK adults over 50 unable to work
Campaign group Rest Less says figures illustrate not only a national health issue but an economic one

Amelia Hill and Richard Partington

30, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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