Productivity

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Britain’s zombie companies won’t be reanimated by Sunak’s shocks
The UK’s long-running productivity problems are not being solved – but they must be if the economy is to get greener

Phillip Inman

06, Nov, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Does the UK have a wage problem?
Business leaders have hit back at Boris Johnson over claims they allowed Britain to become a low-wage and low-skilled economy

Phillip Inman

06, Oct, 2021 @5:40 PM

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CBI and Marks & Spencer join calls for government to tackle ‘pingdemic’
Staff shortages threaten to close supermarkets and production lines, says lobby group that wants self-isolation rules loosened

Gwyn Topham

18, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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UK economy could resemble that of Italy by end of 2020s – report
Thinktank says new strategy needed in face of Covid, Brexit, net zero, automation and demographic change

Larry Elliott Economics editor

17, May, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Hello children and welcome to the Museum of Nice Things | First Dog on the Moon
For example this display shows a cat asleep in a ray of sunshine! Is that legal?

First Dog on the Moon

14, May, 2021 @6:57 AM

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Make mine a micro-job! Why working one day a week is the secret of happiness
The cheeriest employees are those who spend most of their time at leisure, research has confirmed. Is this the end of the 40-hour week?

22, Mar, 2021 @1:24 PM

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Rishi Sunak and the Treasury need to think big and plan long term
The budget showed how strategic planning and investment loses out to quick fixes. A department for the economy is urgently needed

Larry Elliott

07, Mar, 2021 @11:48 AM

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Innovation and invention are the keys to levelling up | Torsten Bell
New research shows that universities working with businesses can help bring regions out of the doldrums

Torsten Bell

21, Feb, 2021 @6:45 AM

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Gongbang videos: why the world has gone wild for 12-hour films of people studying
These recordings are going viral. While some find them relaxing, others say they provide motivation and camaraderie

16, Feb, 2021 @2:26 PM

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Four-day week would be affordable for most UK firms, says thinktank
Autonomy study says with proper planning companies can prosper if staff work fewer hours for same pay

Larry Elliott

29, Dec, 2020 @1:19 PM

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Covid crisis changing the structure of UK economy, Bank of England chief says
Andrew Bailey hails vaccine developments, saying success could trigger investment surge

Larry Elliott Economics editor

17, Nov, 2020 @6:36 PM

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20 best apps to get you organised
From improving work productivity to managing shopping lists and family commitments, these apps will help you stay in control

Stuart Dredge

27, Sep, 2020 @10:00 AM

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