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Average UK first-time buyer is now older than 30, says Halifax
Average age is highest in London, at 33, as numbers rise at record rate despite surging house prices

Richard Partington

22, Jan, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Together Energy is latest UK supplier to go bust
Ofgem will appoint new firm to take on 176,000 households affected by collapse of Bristol Energy owner

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent and Richard Partington

18, Jan, 2022 @5:32 PM

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Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard in $68.7bn deal; UK real wages fall in cost of living crunch – as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Graeme Wearden

18, Jan, 2022 @5:29 PM

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UK workers’ pay rises fall behind inflation amid cost-of-living crisis
Unemployment falls to 4.1%, close to its level before the Covid pandemic

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

18, Jan, 2022 @3:15 PM

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Paul Myners, ‘tower of strength’ in financial crisis, dies aged 73
Former Labour minister, City grandee and chair of Guardian Media Group, hailed by Gordon Brown

Richard Partington

16, Jan, 2022 @3:07 PM

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Austerity-hit council defends its ‘high-risk’ investment strategy
Leaders in Warrington turned to commercial investing to make up for funding cuts, but now the plight of a small energy firm threatens to make that a gamble too far

Richard Partington

15, Jan, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Rishi Sunak ‘missing in action’ on UK energy crisis, Labour say
Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves urges action before expected surge in gas and electricity prices in April

Richard Partington and Jillian Ambrose

13, Jan, 2022 @6:46 PM

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Benefits must rise to twice as much as planned to ease cost of living crisis, says IFS
Current plans not fit for purpose amid squeeze on families, says Institute for Fiscal Studies

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

12, Jan, 2022 @12:36 PM

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UK households suffer biggest fall in available cash in eight years
Cashflow hit by rising expenses amid surging bills and impact of Omicron, finds quarterly study

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

12, Jan, 2022 @12:01 AM

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OECD inflation hits 25-year high, as Fed’s Powell vows to stop it becoming ‘entrenched’ – as it happened
Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell is appearing for a confirmation hearing at the Senate, as prices across the OECD jump at the fastest pace since 1996

Graeme Wearden

11, Jan, 2022 @6:06 PM

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UK retailers warn sales at risk from soaring cost of living in 2022
Industry says consumer spending is likely to be held back after strong full-year figures for retail in 2021

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

11, Jan, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Markets hit by US interest rate rise worries as IMF sees turbulence ahead – as it happened
Tech stocks continue to slide as investors brace for US Federal Reserve to tighten monetary policy due to high inflation

Graeme Wearden

10, Jan, 2022 @7:05 PM

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