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Poorest UK families ‘brutally exposed’ to cost of living squeeze, as lone parents bear brunt – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Graeme Wearden

04, Jul, 2022 @9:49 AM

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Europe at risk of recession amid concerns Russia could cut gas supplies
Energy prices had already surged in second half of 2021 but Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has exacerbated this

Jasper Jolly

04, Jul, 2022 @5:05 AM

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Half of all children in lone-parent families are in relative poverty
Exclusive: IFS study shows impact of Tory cuts to benefits and cost of living crisis on single mothers

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

03, Jul, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Sunak needs coherent plan with serious firepower for great economic escape
Productivity is key but boosting it will take public as much as private investment after years of neglect

Richard Partington

03, Jul, 2022 @2:06 PM

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‘How are we supposed to live?’: fast-food workers squeezed by inflation
Workers at big chains struggle to make ends meet as prices increase but their wages have not

Michael Sainato

03, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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If the economy needs sacrifices, it will be workers who are thrown to the wolves | Nick Cohen
It’s a time of national emergency, the Tories tell us. But restraint is not a matter for everyone

Nick Cohen

02, Jul, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Is it back to the 1970s for the UK economy? Yes, but not in the way you think
When Marc Bolan was urging us to Get It On, life in the UK was very different, but now, as then, pitiful levels of business investment make us all poorer

Phillip Inman

02, Jul, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Dashboard of decline: seven charts that explain Britain’s economic crisis
The UK looks set for a recession and a longer battle with inflation than many of its neighbours. This is why

Phillip Inman

02, Jul, 2022 @3:03 PM

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UK and US manufacturing slows; eurozone inflation hits 8.6%; petrol at new record – as it happened
Orders at UK factories fall for first time in 17 months, as prices accelerate at a record pace across the eurozone

Graeme Wearden

01, Jul, 2022 @2:31 PM

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Inflation in eurozone hits record 8.6% as Ukraine war continues
ECB plans first interest rate rise in 11 years as food prices increase and Putin’s invasion drives up energy costs

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

01, Jul, 2022 @12:19 PM

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Germany’s move to legalise cannabis expected to create ‘domino effect’
Coalition government consults health experts, economists and growers in race to clear legal hurdles within two years

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

01, Jul, 2022 @9:36 AM

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Striking workers are providing the opposition that Britain desperately needs | Andy Beckett
The strikes are gaining momentum, and public opinion is behind them – could they transform our economic landscape, asks Guardian columnist Andy Beckett

Andy Beckett

01, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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