Staff shortages

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Hunt’s £4bn childcare boost welcomed but fears remain for struggling sector
Campaigners call for fully funded system saying free 30 hours of support would take years to filter through

Alexandra Topping

15, Mar, 2023 @3:31 PM

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‘I’d love to go back to work’: UK’s missing workers on their budget expectations
Over-50s who dropped out of work since pandemic say better and quicker NHS treatment is needed

Jedidajah Otte

15, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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From pensions to pools: what to expect from Hunt’s spring budget
Biggest change to welfare system in a decade and extension of energy price guarantee among expected measures

Phillip Inman

15, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Five charts that will shape Jeremy Hunt’s budget
From cooling inflation to easing staff shortages, we look at the factors behind the chancellor’s spending choices

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

15, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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How retrofitting the UK’s old buildings can generate an extra £35bn in new money
Heritage and property groups outline plan to boost energy efficiency at historical sites to create jobs, cut emissions and meet net-zero targets

Julia Kollewe

06, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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UK ministers consider worker health checks to tackle labour shortages
Government also looking into allowing more hospitality staff to come from abroad

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

05, Mar, 2023 @1:25 PM

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Barring skilled refugees from work in the UK is a travesty that must be solved | Emma Sinclair
In a country short of doctors, engineers and other professionals, bureaucracy must not deny people the dignity of work

Emma Sinclair

24, Feb, 2023 @1:08 PM

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Heathrow says CAA got it wrong by lowering landing charges
Loss-making operator complains that airlines such as British Airways can ‘charge what they like’

Gwyn Topham and Kalyeena Makortoff

23, Feb, 2023 @9:29 AM

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Chancellor urged to reform childcare and stop urging over-50s to unretire
UK risks ending decade with worst labour participation rate since 2001 unless action taken, says thinktank

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

21, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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UK ‘barking up wrong tree’ trying to get over-50s back to work, report finds
Long-term sickness and NHS waiting lists having a bigger impact on jobs market, says consultancy LCP

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

20, Feb, 2023 @1:58 PM

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Healthcare staff shortage main factor in near-record job vacancies
ONS analysis shows sector accounts for more than one in 10 of job ads posted online in December

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

13, Feb, 2023 @5:05 PM

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Boring can be good. How modest Clement Attlee’s unflashy ideas changed Britain
Attlee was a gifted manager, who showed it possible for modest politicians to be successful if they have decent ideas

Larry Elliott

05, Feb, 2023 @11:14 AM

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