Economic policy

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Ministers consider plan to ease £20-a-week universal credit cut
Proposal would allow working people to keep more of their earnings, at a cost of £1bn to the Treasury

Peter Walker and Patrick Butler

23, Sep, 2021 @6:16 PM

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Britain faces a triple crunch – and the political cost for the Tories could be huge | Larry Elliott
The combined challenges loom of an economic slowdown, rising energy costs and the transition to net zero, says Guardian economics editor Larry Elliott

Larry Elliott

22, Sep, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Surge in UK job vacancies driven by low-paying work, says IFS
Report says employment opportunities more than 10% below pre-pandemic levels for quarter of workforce

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

20, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Autumn budget must show financial firepower behind ‘levelling up’ | Richard Partington
As the UK economy enters a rough patch, government needs to give substance to its flagship soundbite

Richard Partington

19, Sep, 2021 @1:29 PM

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MPC’s rates dilemma: protect the recovery or tackle inflation?
Soaring prices will have some at the Bank itching to put up interest rates, but others will stress that now is a very bad time

Richard Partington

18, Sep, 2021 @11:05 PM

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If national insurance must fund social care, at least make it fair
Analysis: the government could generate an extra $20bn by reforming national insurance to tax high earners

Phillip Inman

10, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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It’s time for those who benefited from a housing boom to pay up | Letters
Letters: Glyn Davies calls for a wealth tax to fund social care, while David Hoare advocates an overhaul of the inheritance tax system

Letters

09, Sep, 2021 @3:51 PM

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1.6m Britons still on furlough in July as scheme winds down
HMRC figures show need to continue support for hardest-hit sectors such as aviation, says Unite union

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

09, Sep, 2021 @12:23 PM

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Bank of England governor says UK’s economic recovery is slowing
Andrew Bailey sees evidence of ‘levelling off’ amid supply chain disruption and staff shortages

Richard Partington and Julia Kollewe

08, Sep, 2021 @6:35 PM

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Johnson’s Tories are no longer the party of business
Analysis: business leaders find themselves in the crosshairs when it comes to who will pay for the pandemic

Richard Partington

08, Sep, 2021 @5:41 PM

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Rebuke for Hammond over use of government contacts to assist bank
Former chancellor’s actions in relation to OakNorth, who he is paid to advise, ‘not acceptable’

Rajeev Syal

02, Sep, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Xi Jinping’s drive for economic equality comes at a delicate moment for China
President wants to spread ‘common prosperity’ but Covid and material shortages could spell trouble

Phillip Inman

02, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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