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BT asks ministers to help pay for low-cost broadband for poorest customers
Critics say telecoms firms such as BT – which made £1.9bn profit last year – can afford to keep customers on benefits connected

Mark Sweney

27, Nov, 2022 @4:23 PM

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Amazon warehouse workers stage Black Friday strikes and protests around world
On one of firm’s biggest shopping days of year, employees demand better wages and conditions

Mark Sweney

25, Nov, 2022 @9:48 AM

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Royal Mail staff to strike over Black Friday and in run-up to Christmas after ‘final’ pay offer rejected – as it happened
Series of 48-hour postal strikes to go ahead while transport secretary Mark Harper prepares to meet RMT boss Mick Lynch on Thursday to discuss rail strikes

Julia Kollewe

23, Nov, 2022 @3:03 PM

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UK’s digital services tax reaps almost £360m from US tech giants in first year
Figure raised exceeds what most of the digital businesses have been paying in UK corporation tax

Mark Sweney

23, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Bob Iger: Disney’s Mr Fixit returns as it faces big challenges
Chief executive brought in Marvel, Star Wars and Fox – but he may now face job losses and cost cuts

Mark Sweney

21, Nov, 2022 @2:26 PM

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Former Disney CEO Bob Iger reappointed to role in surprise decision
Move described as ‘probably the most significant piece of corporate upheaval since Steve Jobs went back to Apple’

Jasper Jolly and Mark Sweney

21, Nov, 2022 @8:13 AM

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Two-thirds of UK’s biggest advertisers to cut television spend
Traditional TV shunned in favour of digital media and last-minute promotional campaigns

Mark Sweney

21, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Rishi Sunak protecting super-rich from paying fair share of tax, says Labour – as it happened
Keir Starmer says super-rich ‘are not paying their taxes in this country’

Rachel Hall (now) , Alexandra Topping and Fran Lawther (earlier)

18, Nov, 2022 @5:05 PM

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Hunt’s budget will mean 19 years of wage stagnation, warns thinktank
Resolution Foundation says had wages grown at the same rate as before 2008, annual pay in 2027 would have been £15,000 a year higher

Mark Sweney

18, Nov, 2022 @1:56 PM

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Retail sales in Great Britain below pre-pandemic levels as shoppers cut back
Drop of 2.4% in three months to October is worst quarterly performance since March 2021

Mark Sweney

18, Nov, 2022 @10:33 AM

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Jeremy Hunt says he has not ‘ducked difficult decisions’ as OBR says living standards growth wiped out – as it happened
Chancellor denies postponing financial pain as fiscal watchdog’s figures show eight years of income growth wiped out

Harry Taylor (now); Andrew Sparrow and Graeme Wearden (earlier)

17, Nov, 2022 @8:45 PM

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Royal Mail requests permission to stop Saturday letter delivery
Firm reports £219m half-year losses and asks government to let it move to weekday-only service to cut costs

Mark Sweney

17, Nov, 2022 @2:11 PM

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