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Back to union-bashing: government is now openly aggressive | Larry Elliott
Spirit of consensus has gone as ministers seek a scapegoat for the stagflation affecting the economy

Larry Elliott Economics editor

23, Jun, 2022 @11:01 AM

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How the cost of living crisis is hammering UK households – in charts
Highest inflation rates since the 1980s and wage stagnation have squeezed household budgets

Niels de Hoog, Ashley Kirk and Hilary Osborne

21, Jun, 2022 @11:59 AM

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Would a wage/price spiral cause inflation to run out of control?
Treasury officials’ fear that rising pay in pursuit of rising prices will create a vicious circle may be unjustified

Phillip Inman

20, Jun, 2022 @5:24 PM

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‘It’s awful actually’: voices from the cost of living protest in London
A doctor, a teacher and a railway worker explain why they decided to take part in the demonstration

Anna MacSwan

18, Jun, 2022 @2:39 PM

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Energy rebate not yet sent to thousands of English and Welsh households
Many of those who don’t use direct debit for council tax are still waiting for £150 after two months

Jess Clark

17, Jun, 2022 @10:50 AM

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What the Bank of England’s base rate rise to 1.25% means for you
The effect of the interest rate increase on mortgages, savings, annuities, house prices and rents

Hilary Osborne

16, Jun, 2022 @1:54 PM

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UK food price rises could hit 15% over summer, report says
Ukraine war, China lockdowns and Brexit help push up inflation, with products that rely on wheat worst hit

Sarah Butler

15, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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I asked Boris Johnson about the childcare crisis. His response? ‘More Tumble Tots’ | Justine Roberts
Women are being forced out of the workplace because of spiralling childcare costs. A system of loans could help this, says Justine Roberts, the co-founder of Mumsnet

Justine Roberts

14, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Average UK wages fall at fastest rate for more than two decades
Inflation and soaring energy bills cause squeeze on living standards, as unemployment rises slightly

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

14, Jun, 2022 @9:13 AM

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Nurses in England face £1,600 real-terms hit if NHS pay rises 3%
As ministers prepare to announce raft of public sector pay offers, TUC says nurses will be among biggest losers

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

09, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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There’s a simple way to fight the cost of living emergency: a £15 an hour minimum wage an hour | Nadia Whittome
Opponents say this will lead to a wage-price spiral – but that’s an argument that’s stuck in the 1970s, says Labour MP Nadia Whittome

Nadia Whittome

08, Jun, 2022 @1:24 PM

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Bumper City bonuses of pre-financial crisis are back, TUC finds
Calls for measures to rein in payouts as analysis shows record bonuses rising six times faster than average wages

Julia Kollewe

05, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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