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How the budget affects you: who are the real winners and losers?
Our experts dissect who will really gain from Jeremy Hunt’s ‘compassionate’ autumn statement

Shane Hickey

21, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The Guardian view on mass unemployment: inflation will drop without this pain | Editorial
Editorial: Policymakers are wrong to think rising joblessness and a recession are a price worth paying


15, Nov, 2022 @6:54 PM

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Worsening health of Britons is holding back UK economy, Andy Haldane warns
RSA chief executive says century of progress now going into reverse after years of underinvestment

Phillip Inman and Richard Partington

10, Nov, 2022 @7:55 AM

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We’ve a dire lack of workers, and putting a load of them on the dole won’t help
The real reason for last week’s rate rise was to boost unemployment and keep a lid on wage demands. But the government could instead increase the supply of labour

Phillip Inman

05, Nov, 2022 @5:00 PM

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‘Totally damning’: Lagos motorcycle taxi ban leaves drivers destitute
Okadas have long been a way to beat the city’s famous traffic jams, but their links to crime and accidents have seen them ordered off the roads

Pelumi Salako in Lagos

21, Oct, 2022 @6:45 AM

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So which decade was better? Battle of the 1960s v the 1980s
Pattie Boyd, face of the swinging 60s, last week said that, in truth, the 80s were better. We asked two Observer writers who grew up in those decades to fight it out…

Yvonne Roberts and Barbara Ellen

09, Oct, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Boris Johnson’s flagship jobs scheme was a failure, new figures reveal
Fewer people found jobs under Way to Work despite triumphant claim that it helped 500,000

James Tapper

20, Aug, 2022 @1:17 PM

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‘What’s my future?’: millennials and Gen-Z grapple with cost of living crisis
Majority of UK young people in low-income households going without essentials while others use savings to pay bills

Geneva Abdul

02, Aug, 2022 @2:41 PM

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Britain’s epidemic of long-term sickness can only lead to poor outcomes all round
Chronic ill health was rising before Covid; now a report warns it explains almost 88% of the increase in economic inactivity

Torsten Bell

31, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Universal credit makes you jump through so many hoops, you just want to give up | Sharron Spice
When I couldn’t find a job, I had to wait five weeks to get my money. When it came, I got £70 for the month, says Sharron Spice

Sharron Spice

13, Jul, 2022 @10:00 AM

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UK government’s £2.9bn job search scheme has put only 7% of participants in work to date
Intensive ‘Restart’ programme is also struggling to find enough participants to meet predicted caseload

Chaminda Jayanetti

05, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Football, The Archers, the Queen: constants in 70 years of change
Since the coronation in 1952, Britain has been transformed. Yet a few continuous threads have proved to be indestructible

Andrew Anthony

04, Jun, 2022 @12:00 PM

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