Services sector

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UK businesses pushed to raise prices amid record jump in costs
Analysts say reports of high demand and jobs growth could give green light for interest rate increase

Phillip Inman

23, Nov, 2021 @11:55 AM

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Consumers will keep saving rather than go on Christmas spree, say economists
Wealthier households likely to wait for better economic outlook before increasing spending, suggests IFS

Phillip Inman

12, Nov, 2021 @5:56 PM

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UK economic recovery slows sharply as GDP grows by 1.3%
Surging infection rates, the ‘pingdemic’, rising prices and supply constraints put the brakes on growth

Larry Elliott Economics editor

11, Nov, 2021 @7:39 AM

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Services growth adds to rate rise calls with Bank decision on knife-edge
Economists said the decision to raise rates from a record low of 0.1% ‘on a knife-edge’

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

03, Nov, 2021 @6:40 PM

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Domestic holiday boom helped UK economy bounce back in August
Spending in bars, restaurants and festivals rose during first full month without Covid controls in England

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

13, Oct, 2021 @12:13 PM

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Two in three UK firms expect to raise prices in Christmas run-up, poll finds
BCC warning comes as Greggs flags price pressures amid surge in fuel and energy costs

Larry Elliott and Sarah Butler

05, Oct, 2021 @9:30 PM

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May I have a word about… why I need a plumber, not gobbledegook | Jonathan Bouquet
Pimlico Plumbers has been sold to a US home service company. Cue an overflow of management speak

Jonathan Bouquet

26, Sep, 2021 @8:30 AM

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UK restaurants to be banned from keeping staff tips
Under new legislation businesses will no longer be able to take share of service charges paid by card

Sarah Butler

23, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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UK economic growth slows to weakest level since Covid rules eased in March
Firms battling stock and worker shortages with Brexit cited as exacerbating pandemic issues

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

23, Sep, 2021 @11:40 AM

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How did the UK’s main sectors fare after Covid measures were lifted in July?
Production was main contributor to July GDP growth, but legal activities fell by 7.3% during the month

Joanna Partridge

10, Sep, 2021 @2:28 PM

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UK trade with EU falls sharply as Brexit and Covid drive down exports
ONS figures could signal UK is losing overall competitiveness, say experts

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

10, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Franco Manca owner lauds return of workers and tourists to city centres
The Fulham Shore, which also owns Real Greek restaurant chain, reports rise in revenues as diners come back

Mark Sweney

10, Sep, 2021 @8:48 AM

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