Economic recovery

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The Tories know the game is up, even if the City of London doesn’t
With faith in Labour economic policies on the rise, and staunch voters losing faith, the next election will not be another 1992

Phillip Inman

03, Dec, 2022 @5:00 PM

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How the autumn statement brought back the ‘squeezed middle’
Respected thinktanks say Jeremy Hunt’s policies will shock Middle England, with higher taxes here to stay

Larry Elliott

18, Nov, 2022 @2:11 PM

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Banks may see higher tax as a price worth paying for economic stability
Third-quarter profits will be subdued, but many lenders will accept a tax raid to boost the public finances (and their own image)

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

22, Oct, 2022 @11:05 PM

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Cliff edge looms for UK’s financial system
BoE’s move to end bond buying is a big gamble given the magnitude of the bind Britain is in

Richard Partington

12, Oct, 2022 @6:55 PM

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Borrowing costs rise after BoE insists it will soon end bond-buying programme
Price of 20-year UK bonds hit new lows as Bank of England statement rules out considering an extension

Kalyeena Makortoff and Richard Partington

12, Oct, 2022 @3:04 PM

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OBR forecasts likely to show £60bn-£70bn hole after Kwarteng’s mini-budget
Predictions handed to chancellor expected to paint gloomy picture for UK economy amid sweeping tax cuts

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

07, Oct, 2022 @5:20 PM

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UK economy predicted to be weak till 2024 despite Truss growth agenda
Business confidence sinks to lowest level since depth of Covid pandemic as rising costs hit households and companies

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

07, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Mini-budget debacle likely to create tension between Truss and Kwarteng
The turmoil in financial markets has led to reports of friction between the prime minister and her closest political ally, the chancellor

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

02, Oct, 2022 @5:26 PM

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Recession threat looms as UK grinds to a halt to mourn Queen
Bank holiday for state funeral could send productivity plummeting at a time when country is struggling for growth

Larry Elliott and Richard Partington

14, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Now Britain is in the 100% debt-to-GDP club, what’s the spending plan?
Covid has pushed many states’ debts above annual income, but the UK has lower credibility than some with lenders

Phillip Inman

03, Sep, 2022 @11:05 PM

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Taxpayers left with £421m bill after one in 12 firms default on Covid loans
About 8% of borrowers – 130,000 firms – have so far failed to repay government-backed emergency loans

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

28, Jul, 2022 @5:53 PM

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Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss? Whoever wins faces a bleak economic outlook | Larry Elliott
Inflation and a cost of living crisis mean the new PM will have little time to produce a feelgood factor

Larry Elliott

24, Jul, 2022 @10:28 AM

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