Economic recovery

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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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Autumn budget must show financial firepower behind ‘levelling up’ | Richard Partington
As the UK economy enters a rough patch, government needs to give substance to its flagship soundbite

Richard Partington

19, Sep, 2021 @1:29 PM

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MPC’s rates dilemma: protect the recovery or tackle inflation?
Soaring prices will have some at the Bank itching to put up interest rates, but others will stress that now is a very bad time

Richard Partington

18, Sep, 2021 @11:05 PM

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Fears for UK recovery as record energy prices shut fertiliser plants
Steelmakers warn of unprofitability and an extra half a million homes face falling into fuel poverty

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

16, Sep, 2021 @5:49 PM

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UK economic recovery stalled in July amid worker shortages
GDP grew by only 0.1% despite removal of most Covid controls, with supply chain crisis making impact

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

10, Sep, 2021 @6:57 AM

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Bank of England governor says UK’s economic recovery is slowing
Andrew Bailey sees evidence of ‘levelling off’ amid supply chain disruption and staff shortages

Richard Partington and Julia Kollewe

08, Sep, 2021 @6:35 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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UK furlough scheme must stay for Covid-hit industries, warn unions and firms
As job subsidy programme nears its end calls are growing to target help at badly affected sectors such as aviation

Phillip Inman

31, Aug, 2021 @6:21 PM

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Western economies can’t return to ‘business as usual’ after the pandemic | Michael Jacobs
Today’s challenges demand radical action. The old orthodoxy of free markets and hands-off government won’t cut it, says political economist Michael Jacobs

Michael Jacobs

31, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Business confidence in UK at four-year high but staff shortages a concern
Greater optimism among companies in August about post-Covid recovery, says Lloyds

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

30, Aug, 2021 @11:01 PM

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So what’s so wrong with labour shortages driving up low wages? | Larry Elliott
For those who are part of Britain’s casualised workforce Brexit isn’t flawed – quite the opposite

Larry Elliott

29, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Wishful thinking will not close Britain’s inequality gaps | Torsten Bell
Covid has made us poorer and increased wealth and educational disparities. Optimism alone cannot fix this

Torsten Bell

26, Aug, 2021 @12:49 PM

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