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Budget 2024: Hunt urged to boost UK economy by fixing ‘broken’ childcare system
London business group says clarifying funding for providers could deliver £11bn economic prize by freeing more adults to work

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

29, Feb, 2024 @9:11 AM

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‘We’re facing a critical shortage’: why UK’s green revolution urgently needs skilled workers
The UK’s net-zero transition may not be short of funds. But it desperately requires many more skilled engineers, electricians and workers than it has

Jillian Ambrose

20, Jan, 2024 @3:00 PM

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Why Home Office visa plans will be ‘nail in the coffin’ for UK hospitality
Rise in salary requirements will further fuel staff shortages in industry that relies on skilled migrant workers

Rob Davies and Jasper Jolly

11, Jan, 2024 @4:20 PM

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Short-staffed sectors in UK respond to measures to cut net migration
James Cleverly’s measures are not popular with social care and hospitality

Heather Stewart, Jasper Jolly and Richard Adams

05, Dec, 2023 @6:07 PM

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Neglect, deflect, then scapegoat those you’ve exploited: that’s what passes for UK immigration policy | Nesrine Malik
The frenzied debate about ‘record levels’ of net migration ignores the true cause of it all, says Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik

Nesrine Malik

04, Dec, 2023 @6:00 AM

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NHS ‘unethical’ in recruiting nurses from short-staffed countries
Hiring from ‘red-list’ nations risks destabilising healthcare overseas, warns Royal College of Nursing

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

30, Nov, 2023 @12:01 AM

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How Labour’s plan for ‘fair pay’ deals looks to solve UK social care crisis
Underfunded, overstretched sector to become testing ground for battle against low pay but critics say policy is weak and vague

Heather Stewart

29, Nov, 2023 @1:46 PM

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‘It’s tough out there’: cracks in UK housebuilding sector grow by the day
Insolvencies rocket as army of small firms – seen as backbone of the sector – struggle with falling demand, rising interest rates and higher costs

Julia Kollewe

07, Aug, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Rishi Sunak warned of concerns over NHS private sector partnerships
Plans to cut waiting lists in England were welcomed but critics say they do not address deeper staffing issues

Aubrey Allegretti

04, Aug, 2023 @5:05 PM

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Building supplier Marshalls to axe further 250 jobs amid UK housebuilding slump
West Yorkshire-based firm warns of ‘markedly lower’ profits with company hit by falling demand for new-build homes

Tom Ambrose

31, Jul, 2023 @12:31 PM

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The Bank of England was right, inflation has made us poorer. But whose fault is it? | Larry Elliott
Central banks are keen to blame the surge in inflation on anyone but central banks

Larry Elliott

30, Apr, 2023 @10:37 AM

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Hunt’s £4bn childcare boost welcomed but fears remain for struggling sector
Campaigners call for fully funded system saying free 30 hours of support would take years to filter through

Alexandra Topping

15, Mar, 2023 @3:31 PM

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