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Are the 2020s really like living back in the 1970s? I wish …
With queues for petrol, inflation and Abba on the radio, it’s easy to compare the two decades. But you wouldn’t if you were there, says Polly Toynbee, as she revisits the styles of her youth

Polly Toynbee

20, Nov, 2021 @9:45 AM

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Inflation surge and labour market boom may spur UK rate hike, warns economist
Bank of England’s Huw Pill says ‘burden of proof’ now in favour of December interest rate rise

Phillip Inman

19, Nov, 2021 @5:16 PM

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When inflation bites, support for the Tories will further erode | Larry Elliott
Johnson’s boosterism has worked for him so far. But the answers to the big questions are coming from the left, says Guardian economics editor Larry Elliott

Larry Elliott

18, Nov, 2021 @7:58 AM

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Average pay deal in Britain worth just 2%, data shows
Median basic pay rose 2% in three months to end of October, unchanged for seventh month in a row

Phillip Inman

18, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Levelling up? If anything, things are getting worse for the lowest paid in the UK | Polly Toynbee
Rising job vacancies do not translate into a better lot for workers when the cost of living is so high, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

16, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Real living wage rise puts pressure on UK government to raise minimum wage
Living Wage Foundation’s minimum rate rises by 40p to £9.90 an hour, largely due to higher fuel costs and rents

Joanna Partridge

15, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Europe’s top cathedrals? Give the British aisles a try | Brief letters
Brief letters: Best cathedrals | Raspberry challenge | Christmas puddings past | Curates’ pay

Letters

14, Nov, 2021 @5:58 PM

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Why soaring prices could mean higher pay for pulling pints
A tight labour market and high inflation may see real wages growth for some, but ongoing uncertainty for many

Phillip Inman

14, Nov, 2021 @12:05 AM

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MPs have no business taking on second jobs | Letters
Letters: Outside work will only distract MPs from the main job of representing their constituents, writes Bernie Evans, while Nick Broadhead advocates a rule on additional income, and Les Bright and Susan Lakeman propose shifts in care homes

Letters

11, Nov, 2021 @7:06 PM

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UK firms offer up to £2,000 sign-on bonuses amid Christmas labour shortage
Number of vacancies now 25% higher than pre-Covid figure as companies struggle to recruit workers for festive season

Richard Partington

10, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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The Guardian view on university strikes: another winter of campus discontent | Editorial
Editorial: The deterioration of pay and conditions has hammered staff morale. Students will feel the effects

Editorial

07, Nov, 2021 @6:25 PM

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NHS test-and-trace contractor cuts guaranteed pay by one-third
Workers at Mitie-run mobile testing units will have secure pay slashed from 12 hours to eight after firm wins new contract

Sarah Butler

03, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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