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Could Labour solve the cost-of-living crisis?
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer
Today’s big question

Could Labour solve the cost-of-living crisis?

Keir Starmer unveils £29bn plan to freeze energy price cap
15 Aug 2022
The personal cost of soaring prices
Woman reaches into kitchen cupboards
Digging into the data

The personal cost of soaring prices

Latest figures show that 41% of UK population has cut back on food and essentials as inflation continues to rise
15 Aug 2022
How to save money on gas and electricity
Gas hob
Expert’s view

How to save money on gas and electricity

Household energy bills could go up before the expected October price cap rise
12 Aug 2022
How would Truss and Sunak tackle energy bills?
Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak
Today’s big question

How would Truss and Sunak tackle energy bills?

The issue has become a ‘key battleground’ in the Conservative leadership contest
12 Aug 2022
Will Liz Truss keep her promises?
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss
Talking point

Will Liz Truss keep her promises?

Truss is telling the Tories what they want to hear, but also has a history of abandoning positions
12 Aug 2022
Is the Bank of England fit for purpose? 
Andrew Bailey: ‘an unusually apocalyptic economic outlook’
Talking point

Is the Bank of England fit for purpose? 

For the first time since 1999, more people are ‘dissatisfied’ with the Bank than satisfied
12 Aug 2022
Is it time to nationalise energy companies?
Gordon Brown
Today’s big question

Is it time to nationalise energy companies?

Gordon Brown calls for government to negotiate with energy providers for lower prices
11 Aug 2022

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What is Don’t Pay UK?
Energy bill
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What is Don’t Pay UK?

Campaign hopes to encourage one million people to cancel their direct debits to energy providers
10 Aug 2022
The cost-of-living support available from government
Pound coin and banknotes displayed on a table
Fact file

The cost-of-living support available from government

Downing Street says no further measures will be rolled out before new PM is in place
10 Aug 2022
Is the Inflation Reduction Act a win for Biden?
Joe Biden
Talking point

Is the Inflation Reduction Act a win for Biden?

The law is designed to reduce not only inflation but also carbon emissions and prescription drug costs
9 Aug 2022
What is ‘quiet quitting’?
Two men leave their office
In Depth

What is ‘quiet quitting’?

Movement centred around doing bare minimum at work has been gaining traction on TikTok
8 Aug 2022
Energy bills: what to expect this winter
A gas ring
Getting to grips with . . .

Energy bills: what to expect this winter

Gordon Brown calls for an emergency budget to tackle spiralling living costs
8 Aug 2022
How Truss and Sunak would tackle a recession
Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak at a debate
Getting to grips with . . .

How Truss and Sunak would tackle a recession

Foreign secretary plans dramatic tax cuts – which the former chancellor says will ‘pour fuel on the fire’
5 Aug 2022
What next for the UK economy?
Governor of the Bank of England Andrew Bailey faces the media on 4 August 2022
Today’s big question

What next for the UK economy?

‘Steepest decline in living standards on record’ forecast as recession expected to last until the end of 2023
5 Aug 2022
How will recession affect the UK?
Consumer spending would drop sharply in a recession
Today’s big question

How will recession affect the UK?

Inflation set to hit 13% by end of year as UK on course for recession, warns Bank of England
5 Aug 2022
Why the Bank of England is raising interest rates again
Andrew Bailey, the governor of the Bank of England
In Depth

Why the Bank of England is raising interest rates again

Bank hikes benchmark rate for the sixth successive time as inflation soars
4 Aug 2022
Eight unmissable business ideas for growth and modernisation
Woman and man standing in front of whiteboard covered in post-its. The woman is writing on the board with a marker.
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Eight unmissable business ideas for growth and modernisation

The rising cost of living affects businesses too, but these innovative services can help you ensure your company, profits and goals all continue to gr…
4 Aug 2022
‘Kapow!’: why $90m Batgirl movie was axed
Leslie Grace as Batgirl
Talking point

‘Kapow!’: why $90m Batgirl movie was axed

Irreparably bad or ‘bigger corporate machinations’ at play?
4 Aug 2022
Britain’s ‘astronomical’ inflation rise in five charts
Supermarket shelves being stacked
Digging into the data

Britain’s ‘astronomical’ inflation rise in five charts

Analysts warn that prices will continue to rise beyond the next 12 months
3 Aug 2022
Is British Airways in trouble?
British Airways and easyJet aircraft 
Today’s big question

Is British Airways in trouble?

Carrier has been forced to extend suspension of ticket sales for Heathrow flights
3 Aug 2022
Is the UK heading for a housing crash?
A ‘sold’ sign outside residential property in Brentwood, Essex
Talking point

Is the UK heading for a housing crash?

Latest data confounds predictions but sellers warned to ‘fasten their seatbelts’ ahead of rate rises
2 Aug 2022
Energy giants’ profits soar amid cost of living crisis
The price board at a Shell Gas Station displays the unit prices of different fuels in London
Speed Reads

Energy giants’ profits soar amid cost of living crisis

Outrage over Centrica and Shell’s mammoth profits and plans to resume dividend payouts
29 Jul 2022
Rishinomics vs. Trussonomics
Campaign mugs and signs for Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss
Talking point

Rishinomics vs. Trussonomics

Sunak’s tax policy is under fire, but can the country afford a dose of Trussonomics?
29 Jul 2022
Is the UK really experiencing a ‘great resignation’?
Woman working at laptop at home at night
Podcasts

Is the UK really experiencing a ‘great resignation’?

Employees are looking for great flexibility, better pay and more fulfilment at work, experts say
27 Jul 2022
17 most expensive towns outside London
Station approach in Virginia Water, Surrey
In Focus

17 most expensive towns outside London

Virginia Water in Surrey is once again top of the Zoopla property rich list
27 Jul 2022
How would Rishi Sunak’s VAT cut on energy bills work?
Rishi Sunak on the campaign trail
Today’s big question

How would Rishi Sunak’s VAT cut on energy bills work?

Former chancellor’s latest promise sees him pivot away from his opposition to tax cuts
27 Jul 2022
How Instagram’s makeover has alienated users
A woman looks at her smartphone
Why we’re talking about . . .

How Instagram’s makeover has alienated users

Head of social network responds after users gave redesign the thumbs-down
27 Jul 2022
Headers, savings and costly chips
Jordan Henderson heads the ball
Podcasts

Headers, savings and costly chips

Is the FA phasing out headers? Do rising interest rates offer a glimmer of hope to savers? And how will fish and chip shops cope with a poor potato ha…
22 Jul 2022
Why Tesla has sold off its bitcoin holdings
Tesla bought $1.5 billion of bitcoin in 2021
Speed Reads

Why Tesla has sold off its bitcoin holdings

Elon Musk says need for cash is driving force but move signals more bad news for cryptocurrency
21 Jul 2022
Cost-of-living crisis: is anything getting cheaper?
Pedestrians pass a shop in Manchester
Business Briefing

Cost-of-living crisis: is anything getting cheaper?

Prices for second-hand cars have fallen and inflation has slowed for clothing
20 Jul 2022
How Rishi Sunak’s in-laws made their billions
Narayana Murthy with wife Sudha and son Rohan
Getting to grips with . . .

How Rishi Sunak’s in-laws made their billions

Tory leadership frontrunner’s father-in-law hailed as the ‘Steve Jobs of India’
18 Jul 2022
Tory leadership election: why tax cuts are an economic gamble
Rishi Sunak, Kemi Badenoch, Tom Tugendhat and Penny Mordaunt during a TV debate
Expert’s view

Tory leadership election: why tax cuts are an economic gamble

The candidates regard tax cuts as the road to redemption, only differing on the details of how much and how soon
18 Jul 2022
Who is eligible for the cost-of-living payment?
Cost of living
The latest on . . .

Who is eligible for the cost-of-living payment?

Some vulnerable households to receive first cost-of-living payment today
15 Jul 2022
Should the UK introduce a maximum working temperature?
Builders break in heat
Today’s big question

Should the UK introduce a maximum working temperature?

Workers will suffer as UK heatwave is forecast to hit 35 degrees next week
14 Jul 2022
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