Economic policy

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UK urged to change stock market rules to boost fintech sector post-Brexit
Report by former head of WorldPay also recommends £1bn ‘growth fund’ and fast-track visas

Mark Sweney

26, Feb, 2021 @12:32 PM

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A $15 minimum wage isn't just about justice. It's good economics | Steven Greenhouse
The US has the lowest minimum wage of all G7 nations, in terms of purchasing power, and the third-highest poverty rate in the OECD

Steven Greenhouse

26, Feb, 2021 @11:07 AM

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Tony Blair says 'cut Starmer some slack' over tax comments
Exclusive: former Labour leader says the public has no interest in ‘mouthing off’ as if times were normal

Heather Stewart and Richard Partington

25, Feb, 2021 @8:33 PM

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Keir Starmer unites his Labour critics with 'no tax rises' stance
Analysis: party figures fear Labour may be forced to U-turn if chancellor raises business taxes in budget

Heather Stewart Political editor

25, Feb, 2021 @6:33 PM

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UK Covid: alert level drops from 5 down to 4 as threat of NHS being overwhelmed reduces – as it happened
Latest updates: UK medical officers agree to reduce Covid threat level but stress health services remains under severe pressure

Andrew Sparrow

25, Feb, 2021 @6:13 PM

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Number of UK workers on Covid furlough scheme rose to 4.7m in January
Additional 700,000 people were away from work, with women, young adults and hospitality staff worst hit

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

25, Feb, 2021 @1:51 PM

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Sunak’s budget needs to focus on business investment, not just government spending
Without fit and competitive firms, there will be no lasting recovery from the Covid crisis

Tony Danker

25, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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UK businesses plead for further support in run-up to budget
Britain suffering worst economic damage since Covid crisis began, analysis shows

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

25, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Rishi Sunak freezes fuel duty over reliance on cars in pandemic
Treasury sources say chancellor aware that people are using their own vehicles as safety measure

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

24, Feb, 2021 @1:07 PM

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Labour urges Rishi Sunak to extend Covid self-isolation payments
Chancellor must expand support scheme or risk fourth national lockdown, Anneliese Dodds warns

Jessica Elgot

21, Feb, 2021 @10:30 PM

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Readers reply: how can the economy grow year on year without limit – and why is this desirable?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

21, Feb, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Johnson’s moment of lockdown truth looms as announcement on reopening awaited
Should PM listen to those who urge a rapid return to normality now the vaccine programme is advancing, or will he heed those who urge caution?

Toby Helm, Robin McKie and Robyn Vinter

21, Feb, 2021 @10:30 AM

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