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UK recovery ‘running out of steam’ as retail sales fall; supply crisis hits factory growth – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Graeme Wearden

22, Oct, 2021 @1:35 PM

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UK growth revised up to 5.5% amid higher NHS spending and exports rise
GDP grew faster than forecast in second quarter as fewer Covid restrictions prompted households and companies to spend

Larry Elliott Economics editor

30, Sep, 2021 @1:25 PM

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Inflation is back, but Sunak is intent on taking money out of pockets
Analysis: Britain faces universal credit cut, public sector pay freeze and national insurance rise

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

15, Sep, 2021 @3:31 PM

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UK watchdog approves £2.9bn Viagogo and StubHub merger
Resale website StubHub’s international arm will be sold to US firm Digital Fuel Capital to meet the CMA’s conditions

Rob Davies

08, Sep, 2021 @12:23 PM

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Australians urged to plan ahead for Christmas shopping amid ‘dramatically bad’ global supply chain crisis
Covid shutdowns of major international ports are putting extreme pressure on retailers to fill orders and keep shelves stocked

Matilda Boseley

04, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Inflation set to surge this autumn as Brexit and Covid combine
Worker shortages and problems with global supply chains together create ‘perfect storm’, say business leaders

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

03, Sep, 2021 @5:09 PM

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Britons holidaying in UK give welcome boost to high street
Domestic tourism helped footfall in August hit highest level since start of Covid pandemic

Larry Elliott Economics editor

02, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Barclaycard buoyed by August bank holiday spending surge
Card payment firm reports more transactions at weekend than on any day since Christmas Eve 2019

Larry Elliott Economics editor

01, Sep, 2021 @12:23 PM

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Contactless card payment limit in UK to rise to £100 in October
Switch to contactless has gathered pace since cap was raised from £30 to £45 at start of pandemic

Hilary Osborne

27, Aug, 2021 @10:08 AM

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Ocado drivers ‘paid less than £5 an hour’
Workers on rapid delivery service see pay slashed as company’s profits skyrocket

Tom Wall

21, Aug, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Ocado sales slip as shoppers return to pre-Covid habits
Easing of social distancing restrictions triggers first ever decline in sales at online grocer

Zoe Wood

17, Aug, 2021 @12:30 PM

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More high street stores close as retail recovery stutters
Trade body calls for business rates reform to help boost investment in high streets battered by lockdowns

Larry Elliott Economics editor

09, Aug, 2021 @11:01 PM

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