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Retail sales rise as Christmas shopping starts early in Great Britain
October clothes and toys spending drives first increase in six months, with people fearing goods shortage

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

19, Nov, 2021 @8:41 AM

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Tax cuts before next election will require sacrifices elsewhere, Sunak told
Office for Budget Responsibility warns public spending would have to decrease or borrowing go up

Phillip Inman

27, Oct, 2021 @6:27 PM

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UK public borrowing falls despite fuel crisis and supply chain issues
Stronger tax receipts and end to furlough scheme credited with faster than expected fall

Phillip Inman

21, Oct, 2021 @7:35 AM

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UK forced to borrow more than expected as soaring inflation bites
Budget deficit drops to £20.5bn in August but is offset by high interest payments on national debt

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

21, Sep, 2021 @7:05 AM

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Retailers warn of more stock shortages after sales fall
Industry faces mounting problems as Covid and Brexit pressures continue, says retail expert

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

20, Aug, 2021 @6:20 PM

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The real challenges for Rishi Sunak lie ahead despite drop in public borrowing
Analysis: sense of foreboding will gnaw away at chancellor’s Treasury team as October spending review looms

Phillip Inman

20, Aug, 2021 @9:57 AM

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UK borrowing falls as debt interest payments jump to £8.7bn
As economy reopened, government’s budget deficit reached £22.8bn in June, says ONS

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

21, Jul, 2021 @7:33 AM

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UK public services face cuts of up to £17bn, says IFS
Government on track to spend billions less than planned before pandemic, warns thinktank

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

20, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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England’s 19 July reopening may boost UK plc but a longer-term approach is needed
The economy needs a spending splurge but well thought out economic and welfare investment may help more than a bonfire of restrictions

Larry Elliott, Economics editor

11, Jul, 2021 @9:41 AM

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The Didi clampdown marks a sea change in the politics of global investment
For Beijing ‘data security’ now trumps the old desire to have its tech firms seen as global champions

Nils Pratley

06, Jul, 2021 @6:54 PM

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UK government borrowing eases as recovery helps tax take
Reopening of economy in May causes rush to shops and increases VAT and fuel duty receipts

Phillip Inman

22, Jun, 2021 @7:36 AM

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UK’s rising debts ‘can be coped with’, says rightwing thinktank
Institute of Economic Affairs argues against raising taxes, saying growth and deregulation will cut borrowing

Jasper Jolly

02, May, 2021 @11:01 PM

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