Services sector

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‘Energy bills have overtaken wages’: 280-year-old pub at risk of closure
The Faulkland Inn near Bath has come through recessions, wars and Covid but is being beaten by soaring costs

Anna Tims

12, Aug, 2022 @12:38 PM

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Veolia to sell Suez UK waste business to Macquarie for €2.4bn
French utility group agrees sale to Australian private equity group to resolve CMA’s competition concerns

Mark Sweney

08, Aug, 2022 @9:11 AM

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Rising interest rates will hit already weak UK economy, output shows
Latest snapshot of private sector activity reveals manufacturing and services struggling with rising costs

Larry Elliott Economics editor

22, Jul, 2022 @10:30 AM

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‘Everything is going up’: UK hospitality sector struggles as inflation soars
Businesses face squeeze but are reluctant to pass costs to consumers facing cost of living crisis

Sarah Butler

20, Jul, 2022 @11:43 AM

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Deliveroo slashes sales forecast as cost of living crisis bites
Food delivery company affected as as households look for ways to cut back on spending

Mark Sweney

18, Jul, 2022 @8:27 AM

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Manufacturing is key to our future | Letters
The UK service sector is important, but we ignore our expertise in industries such as aerospace and pharmaceuticals at our peril

17, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Wetherspoon’s warns of £30m loss as older drinkers stay at home
Sales of draught ales, ciders and lagers drop 8%, with analysts citing customers’ Covid nervousness

Sarah Butler

13, Jul, 2022 @11:44 AM

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Fears mount over health of UK economy after sharp sell-off in markets
FTSE 100 index closes more than 100 points down as GDP falls amid inflation and soaring energy costs

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

13, Jun, 2022 @8:42 AM

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Not-so dumb waiter: UK restaurant chain Bella Italia trials robot service
Hospitality businesses look to hi-tech gadgets amid staff shortages after Covid pandemic and Brexit

Sarah Butler

10, Jun, 2022 @4:59 PM

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Pressure grows for summer mini-budget amid recession fears
Sharp selloff of shares and fall in pound against the dollar follow news of surprise contraction in economy

Larry Elliott

12, May, 2022 @6:40 AM

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UK lawyers still able to work for Russian clients despite new services sanctions
Sanctions on accountancy, consultancy and PR advice will not come into force for several weeks

Jasper Jolly

04, May, 2022 @2:34 PM

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Just Eat Takeaway investors should vote to fire board, says activist shareholder
Cat Rock Capital says Just Eat ‘torpedoed’ share price by providing misleading outlook before Grubhub takeover

Jasper Jolly

25, Apr, 2022 @9:17 AM

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