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What caused the UK’s energy crisis?
From moves by China and Russia to changes in UK regulation, these are the factors that created the perfect storm

Jillian Ambrose

21, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Government should have moved earlier to low-carbon, say industry experts
Energy crisis could have been lessened if more had been done to shift UK market towards renewables

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

21, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Surge in UK job vacancies driven by low-paying work, says IFS
Report says employment opportunities more than 10% below pre-pandemic levels for quarter of workforce

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

20, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Watercress and Welsh lamb breed added to UK protected foods list
Products join post-Brexit scheme created to protect British foods, which is not recognised in EU

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

20, Sep, 2021 @9:30 PM

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S&P 500’s worst day since May; CO2 shortages threaten UK meat supplies; record gas prices – as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as energy price crisis and worries over contagion from China’s Evergrande property giant hit markets

Graeme Wearden

20, Sep, 2021 @8:17 PM

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Kwarteng’s energy crisis assurance ignores cost of small suppliers failing | Nils Pratley
Persuading larger companies to take on customers could quickly become expensive

Nils Pratley

20, Sep, 2021 @6:43 PM

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UK food producers call for subsidies to tackle CO2 shortages
Record energy prices forced shutdown of two fertiliser plants last week, with knock-on effect on food supply chains

Sarah Butler and Joanna Partridge

20, Sep, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Global markets fall sharply despite boost from US plan to relax Covid travel
Concerns grow over rising inflation and possible contagion in China’s property market from debt-stricken developer Evergrande

Richard Partington and Graeme Wearden

20, Sep, 2021 @5:47 PM

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More than 45,000 Australians stranded overseas registered for government help
The tightening of arrival numbers and the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan have seen the number balloon in recent months

Elias Visontay

20, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Unemployment in Australia only 4.5%? Wait until I stop laughing | Greg Jericho
How do you count joblessness when there are more employed people working zero hours than people looking for work ?

Greg Jericho

20, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Competition watchdog gives firms deadline on ending ‘greenwashing’
CMA issues ‘green claims code’ and says too many businesses falsely taking credit to woo customers

Rob Davies

20, Sep, 2021 @3:02 PM

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CO2 crisis could hit UK food stocks well before Christmas, says Iceland boss
Shortage of carbon dioxide – used in meat industry and for fizzy drinks – is result of record energy prices

Kalyeena Makortoff and Jamie Grierson

20, Sep, 2021 @8:30 AM

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