Staff shortages

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Jeremy Hunt overdoes the Es: why his economic plan is a letdown
Speech on ‘enterprise, education, employment and everywhere’ contained only vague, empty promises

Phillip Inman

27, Jan, 2023 @3:55 PM

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Drop in UK growth forecast limits chancellor’s budget wriggle room
OBR tells Jeremy Hunt he will have £9bn less income to factor amid falling tax receiptstax receipts

Phillip Inman

25, Jan, 2023 @12:42 PM

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Dr Martens blames ‘unseasonably warm weather’ amid latest profit warning
Bootmaker’s shares fall as US warehouse problems, along with strikes and staff shortages in Europe, dent profits

Sarah Butler

19, Jan, 2023 @9:09 AM

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Halfords shares tumble after shortage of mechanics hits profits
Car parts to bicycles retailer urges government to do more to encourage people to train as technicians

Sarah Butler

12, Jan, 2023 @12:41 PM

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Council providing three-minute care visits to vulnerable - ombudsman
Overworked staff allocated extremely short care calls by local authority struggling to meet users’ needs

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

05, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Pubs struggle to retain staff after Brexit and Covid ‘double whammy’
Brexit brought the biggest shift in UK’s immigration regime in a generation, as free movement of people from the EU ended

Heather Stewart

28, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Sunak urged not to focus on cutting immigration amid UK staff shortages
Migration advisory committee calls for rural visa pilot to help send workers to depopulated parts of countryside

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

13, Dec, 2022 @12:40 PM

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Staff shortages see UK restaurants struggle to cope with Christmas season
Businesses are having to turn down bookings as employee numbers remain low following the pandemic and Brexit

Robyn Vinter

04, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘We are not even full for Christmas’ – England’s restaurants count their lost bookings
Cost of living crisis has deterred customers just as cost of food ingredients, energy, rent and wages surge

Joe Middleton

25, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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EasyJet looks to over-45s in cabin crew recruitment drive
Airline launches campaign targeting ‘empty nesters’ or people looking for challenge later in life

Joe Middleton

24, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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UK workforce exodus could force BoE to raise interest rates, says chief economist
Departure of more than 500,000 workers since Covid risks stoking inflation, says Huw Pill

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

23, Nov, 2022 @6:21 PM

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Halfords targets retirees in recruitment drive for 1,000 roles
Retailer, which has reported halving of interim profits, also wants more women in technician jobs

Joe Middleton

23, Nov, 2022 @9:18 AM

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