Economic recovery

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UK firms tell Rishi Sunak: time running out to save UK plc from perfect storm
Chancellor urgently needs to support companies facing rising energy prices, chronic staff shortages and supply chain issues

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

30, Jun, 2022 @11:41 AM

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UK economy ‘running on empty’ as post-pandemic order books dry up
Business confidence slumps to level that typically signals imminent recession, warns economist

Larry Elliott Economics editor

23, Jun, 2022 @10:20 AM

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Yes, we’re in a bad way. But to wallow in myths of British ‘declinism’ won’t help us thrive | David Edgerton
As we try to find our place in the world, politics veers between the equally unreal claims of boosters and decliners. The latter are now in the ascendant

David Edgerton

12, Jun, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Fuel cost surge and dire economic forecast shatter PM’s hope of reset
Zero-growth warning for UK as petrol prices surge and OECD says Britain will be weakest economy in G7 next year

Larry Elliott and Alex Lawson

08, Jun, 2022 @7:00 PM

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UK beer costs soar as average price of pint tops £8 in one London pub
Price hikes driven by combination of factors, including inflation and the war in Ukraine

Harry Taylor

04, Jun, 2022 @10:38 AM

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The Bank of England fears worker power, but most are taking a real-terms pay cut
Conditions have improved for a select few but on wages and flexible hours, the trend for employees is generally backwards. Can the rate-setters grasp that?

Phillip Inman

21, May, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Back to the bad old days of the 1990s as recession looms for UK
Inflation is set to jump to 9% this week when official figures are released, and fears of a slump are growing

Phillip Inman

14, May, 2022 @11:05 PM

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A UK recession seems certain – the question is how deep will it be
Analysis: Rising prices, a tight labour market and a falling pound – the economy ticks every warning box

Phillip Inman

12, May, 2022 @10:08 AM

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Pressure grows for summer mini-budget amid recession fears
Sharp selloff of shares and fall in pound against the dollar follow news of surprise contraction in economy

Larry Elliott

12, May, 2022 @6:40 AM

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‘Challenge’ for banks that used taxpayer cash to cover fraudulent Covid loan losses
British Business Bank to ‘call out’ lenders that failed to carry out due diligence when awarding pandemic support loans

Kalyeena Makortoff

27, Apr, 2022 @12:19 PM

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Busy restaurants belie a tale of tightening belts in cost-of-living crisis
Consumer spending, still partially buoyed by lockdown savings, is about to take a hit. But will it mean recession?

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

23, Apr, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Closer inspection of UK jobs market reveals economic scars of Covid | Larry Elliott
While the pandemic has not led to a jump in unemployment, its impact on the over-50s and public sector staff is particularly troubling

Larry Elliott

12, Apr, 2022 @2:56 PM

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