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Christmas party cancellations ‘near Omicron level’ as UK rail strikes loom – as it happened
Hospitality bosses say 30% of bookings have been called off, with rail workers’ walkouts predicted to wipe £1.5bn from revenues

Graeme Wearden

08, Dec, 2022 @3:39 PM

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Is the UK really facing a second winter of discontent?
Comparisons with 1979 are misleading – strikes over pay now are smaller in scale and focus, and stoked by inflation

Richard Partington

08, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Labour unveils funding shake-up to help turn UK into global startup hub
Party to give British Business Bank greater independence to raise capital in latest move to cement growing pro-business reputation

Richard Partington and Kiran Stacey

07, Dec, 2022 @10:30 PM

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‘Winter is coming’ to UK housing market as prices tumble; China trade slumps – as it happened
Average house prices fell 2.3% in November, biggest drop since financial crisis, knocking average house price down by almost £7,000

Graeme Wearden

07, Dec, 2022 @3:52 PM

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City faces fresh post-Brexit blow as EU moves to restrict certain trades
Battle focuses on what EU sees as bloc’s over-reliance on London’s clearing houses handling euro-denominated derivatives

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

07, Dec, 2022 @1:51 PM

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World’s poorest countries’ debt interest payments rise 35%, report says
Report’s author, the World Bank, states concern over poor countries’ increasing spending on debt

Phillip Inman

06, Dec, 2022 @5:40 PM

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Hunt to urge banks to aid mortgage borrowers amid cost-of-living crisis
Exclusive: Chancellor to meet heads of UK’s major lenders and consumer champion Martin Lewis on Wednesday

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

06, Dec, 2022 @5:28 PM

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UK retailers boosted by November sales of winter coats and hot water bottles
Total sales rose by 4% but figures were helped by inflation masking lower volumes, says BRC

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

06, Dec, 2022 @12:01 AM

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UK car sales jumped 23.5% in November despite 2023 recession looming – as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as CBI warns UK faces recession and a lost decade without a government growth plan

Graeme Wearden

05, Dec, 2022 @3:10 PM

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Cost of traditional Christmas dinner food ‘rises three times faster than wages’
TUC data shows 18% increase on staples over year, while category including cranberry sauce is up 33%

Rupert Jones

05, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Sunak’s government ‘going backwards’ on green economy, says CBI
Business bosses ‘confused and disappointed’ by PM’s lack of growth plan in face of recession

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

05, Dec, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Health and wealth divides in UK worsening despite ‘levelling up’ drive, report finds
Exclusive: economic inactivity due to sickness at highest level since records began, with north, Wales and Northern Ireland disproportionately affected

Robyn Vinter and Rowena Mason

04, Dec, 2022 @6:53 PM

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