Supply chain crisis

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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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UK business confidence falls as economy slows and interest rates rise
Firms have cut back on hiring staff and manufacturing output is at its lowest since May 2020 as supply issues continue, a survey finds

Gwyn Topham

06, Aug, 2023 @9:00 PM

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Giant windfarm off Norfolk coast halted due to spiralling costs
Swedish energy giant Vattenfall says costs have climbed 40% due to rise in global gas prices

Jillian Ambrose

20, Jul, 2023 @12:25 PM

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Primark owner upgrades profit outlook as shoppers seek holiday outfits
Associated British Foods says group sales rose by 16% with steeper prices helping to drive Primark’s growth

Mark Sweney

26, Jun, 2023 @2:17 PM

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Next forecasts drop in spring sales amid cost of living crisis and cold weather
Chain’s CEO Simon Wolfson warns of ‘very challenging’ 2023 after signalling price rises of 7%

Julia Kollewe

04, May, 2023 @8:19 AM

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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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Fragmented world’s rival blocs may risk new cold war, says IMF head
Warning from Kristalina Georgieva after G7 explores economic resilience, secure global supply chains and less reliance on China

Larry Elliott Economics editor

13, Apr, 2023 @6:03 PM

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Britain’s supermarket model is not fit for purpose | Letters
Letters: Antony Adorian, Michael Miller and Pete Lavender respond to Henry Dimbleby’s comment about the sector’s ‘weird’ culture

06, Mar, 2023 @6:25 PM

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Yes, we have no tomatoes: Why shelves are emptying in UK stores
From fresh produce to medicines and computer chips, a cocktail of problems is playing havoc with supply chains

Jon Ungoed-Thomas and Miranda Bryant

26, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Spanish growers say weather, rising costs and Brexit caused UK salad shortages
Some producers point the finger at temperature shifts and others at bureaucracy and logistics

Sam Jones in Madrid

23, Feb, 2023 @1:30 PM

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‘We have to pay more for food’: Britain’s biggest tomato farmer on the runaway costs of growing
Soaring costs from light and fertiliser to pickers and packaging led APS Group to leave one in 12 of its glasshouses empty last winter

Joanna Partridge

23, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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War, drought, staff shortages: why the price of milk has soared in the UK
Wholesale milk price hit all-time record in December, after months of farmers absorbing higher costs

Joanna Partridge and Richard Partington

20, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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