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Is Rishi Sunak ‘plotting’ emergency tax cut?
Rishi Sunak in Stoke
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Is Rishi Sunak ‘plotting’ emergency tax cut?

Sources say chancellor may bring forward 1p income tax cut roll as inflation hits 40-year high
18 May 2022
How the UK’s cost-of-living crisis compares with the rest of the world
Cost-of-living crisis protester
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How the UK’s cost-of-living crisis compares with the rest of the world

‘Toxic combination’ of factors make Britain especially vulnerable to economic pain
17 May 2022
Is the UK heading for a housing crash?
A ‘sold’ sign outside residential property in Brentwood, Essex
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Is the UK heading for a housing crash?

Experts predict that rising living costs may finally pop the property bubble
10 May 2022
Why Post Office workers are going on strike
Post Office branch in London
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Why Post Office workers are going on strike

Union says pay offer is ‘nothing short of an insult’ to workers
3 May 2022
How to claim the £200 loan to help cover the cost of bills
Person looking at household bills
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How to claim the £200 loan to help cover the cost of bills

‘Energy levy’ to bring down average increases in household costs
14 Apr 2022
UK credit card debt soars: a worrying new trend?
Credit cards
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UK credit card debt soars: a worrying new trend?

People borrowed £1.5bn on credit cards in February, the highest monthly amount since records began
30 Mar 2022
What next for P&O after brutal sackings?
A protest by sacked P&O workers and their supporters
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What next for P&O after brutal sackings?

P&O Ferries has been condemned for the summary firing of almost 800 workers last week
24 Mar 2022

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BP and Shell: the significance of Big Oil walking out of Russia
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BP and Shell: the significance of Big Oil walking out of Russia

In time, a greener, cleaner BP may thank Ukraine for forcing its hand
3 Mar 2022
Oil prices: when will it hit $100 a barrel? 
Oil drills
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Oil prices: when will it hit $100 a barrel? 

Demand, production and an unstable geopolitical landscape are impacting the markets
8 Feb 2022
Explained: what is the energy price cap?
Energy bills will increase when the energy price cap is reviewed
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Explained: what is the energy price cap?

Ofgem announces a record 54% rise in energy bills for 22m households 
3 Feb 2022
A year in the City
London worker by the Shard
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A year in the City

2021 was a year of supply chain disruptions and big stock market floats
28 Dec 2021
Christmas comes early for UK retailers
Black Friday shopping London
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Christmas comes early for UK retailers

Companies in the news include Bulb and a cryptocurrency called Omicron
2 Dec 2021
Open banking and the politics of payments
Amazon Visa
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Open banking and the politics of payments

Companies in the news include Amazon, Visa, Mastercard, Afiniti, LV=, and Unilever
25 Nov 2021
‘Right to rest’: inside Portugal’s bold bid to regulate remote working
Remote worker sitting on sofa with her laptop
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‘Right to rest’: inside Portugal’s bold bid to regulate remote working

Newly passed leglisation bans bosses from contacting employees outside work hours
15 Nov 2021
Is the Bank of England ‘bottling it’ over interest rates?
Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey
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Is the Bank of England ‘bottling it’ over interest rates?

The conundrum of when to raise interest rates is testing the mettle of central bankers
12 Nov 2021
The UK’s best and worst places to be selling your house
An aerial view of Chelsea
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The UK’s best and worst places to be selling your house

‘The most hideous small town within the British Isles’ named strongest performing area
11 Nov 2021
BP/Shell: Cop outs?
BP and Shell petrol stations
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BP/Shell: Cop outs?

Companies in the news include EY and Microsoft
4 Nov 2021
I spy: Britain’s ‘most classified material’ to be stored in Amazon cloud
GCHQ
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I spy: Britain’s ‘most classified material’ to be stored in Amazon cloud

Companies in the news include AWS, Facebook and Gieves & Hawkes
28 Oct 2021
Tesla joins the $1trn club 
Hertz has ordered 100,000 Tesla Model 3s
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Tesla joins the $1trn club 

Electric vehicle maker has taken an order for 100,000 Model 3s from Hertz 
26 Oct 2021
Inflation, shortages and the end of furlough: ‘hard yards’ ahead for the UK economy
Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey
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Inflation, shortages and the end of furlough: ‘hard yards’ ahead for the UK economy

Britain’s bloated public finances are ‘a matter of growing concern’
1 Oct 2021
End of the furlough scheme: what next? 
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak
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End of the furlough scheme: what next? 

1.6m workers were still being supported by the scheme in July 
28 Sep 2021
Cash bonuses, yoga and ‘canine clauses’: how the City is luring back its workers
The London Metal Exchange
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Cash bonuses, yoga and ‘canine clauses’: how the City is luring back its workers

Employers are dangling carrots, but the September return looks hesitant
10 Sep 2021
The latest casualty of Britain’s staff shortages
Hotel staff member changing bed sheets
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The latest casualty of Britain’s staff shortages

Some hotel managers report that staff are washing linen at home because frazzled laundry providers cannot guarantee delivery
9 Sep 2021
Going shopping with Gen Z: Etsy to buy Depop for $1.6bn
Depop was founded in London in 2011
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Going shopping with Gen Z: Etsy to buy Depop for $1.6bn

UK-based fashion app Depop has 30m users in 150 countries - 90% of them under 26
3 Jun 2021
Ferrero ‘gobbles up’ Jammie Dodgers maker Burton’s
Burton’s Biscuits has been making Jammie Dodgers for more than 60 years
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Ferrero ‘gobbles up’ Jammie Dodgers maker Burton’s

Wetherspoons boss calls for more EU migration and other breaking business news 
2 Jun 2021
Cash to be used for just 7% of UK shop payments by 2024
UK banknotes
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Cash to be used for just 7% of UK shop payments by 2024

Heinz serves up ketchup production in Britain and other breaking business news
1 Jun 2021
Amazon recruits Bond and Rocky for streaming battle
Daniel Craig in James Bond: No Time to Die
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Amazon recruits Bond and Rocky for streaming battle

M&S step up store closures, a hospitality hiring spree, and other breaking business news
27 May 2021
Long working hours cause 745,000 deaths a year, study reveals
Office workers
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Long working hours cause 745,000 deaths a year, study reveals

Last Debenhams stores close, Amazon plans UK recruitment drive, and other breaking business news
17 May 2021
Bitcoin price crashes after Tesla suspends payments
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Bitcoin price crashes after Tesla suspends payments

Crossrail hits ‘crucial milestone’, new UK cruise line is launched, and other breaking business news
13 May 2021
UK economy shows resilience in first quarter
The UK’s construction sector grew by 5.8% in March 2021
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UK economy shows resilience in first quarter

Pret checks out Tesco store openings and other breaking business news
12 May 2021
Queen’s Speech: what does it mean for UK business?
Housing planning bill
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Queen’s Speech: what does it mean for UK business?

Key economic bills include planning system reform and a lifetime skills guarantee
11 May 2021
Royal Mail trials drones for deliveries from UK mainland to Isles of Scilly
Royal Mail drone services
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Royal Mail trials drones for deliveries from UK mainland to Isles of Scilly

Wendy’s serves up plan to take on the ‘burger big boys’, and other breaking business news
10 May 2021
Royal Mint unveils largest ever coin - a 10kg solid gold beast
Royal Mint has unveiled the largest coin in its 1,100-year history
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Royal Mint unveils largest ever coin - a 10kg solid gold beast

Heathrow Covid losses hit £2.4bn, Apple profits double, and other breaking business news
29 Apr 2021
1,500 homes to be created from empty offices in City of London
A general view over the London skyline and the Square Mile
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1,500 homes to be created from empty offices in City of London

Shoppers snap up Crocs, revenues soar at Google owner Alphabet, and other breaking business news
28 Apr 2021
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