Milton Keynes ‘will lead UK’s post-Covid economic recovery’
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Milton Keynes ‘will lead UK’s post-Covid economic recovery’

New report predicts that Buckinghamshire town will have country’s fastest growth rate in 2021
30 Nov 2020
Is the UK’s Covid plan out of date amid vaccines successes?
Rishi Sunak delivers a speech to the Conservative Party conference.
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Is the UK’s Covid plan out of date amid vaccines successes?

Spending watchdog admits Sunak based cut-heavy spending review on forecasts formulated before trial results were in
26 Nov 2020
Experts give their verdict on Rishi Sunak’s spending review
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Experts give their verdict on Rishi Sunak’s spending review

Freezing public sector pay increases and cut to foreign aid dominate headlines
26 Nov 2020
Sunak’s Spending Review: five key talking points
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak
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Sunak’s Spending Review: five key talking points

Chancellor prepares to announce government’s plan for the next financial year
23 Nov 2020
Second lockdown ‘will push UK into double-dip recession’
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Second lockdown ‘will push UK into double-dip recession’

Experts predict further GDP fall of up to 10%
2 Nov 2020
Circuit-breaker lockdown ‘not worth’ damage to economy
A man walks past a closed Debenhams on Oxford Street, London during the UK coronavirus lockdown.
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Circuit-breaker lockdown ‘not worth’ damage to economy

Ex-government adviser says move would ‘fail the net benefit test’ used by civil service
26 Oct 2020
Negative interest rates: how your finances could be affected
The Bank of England in London
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Negative interest rates: how your finances could be affected

Money experts share their views and advice
19 Oct 2020

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UK unemployment predicted to hit three million by Christmas
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UK unemployment predicted to hit three million by Christmas

Experts warn that new jobs support scheme will not halt job losses as ‘tough’ winter looms
12 Oct 2020
‘I can’t save every job’: Sunak warns of long, hard winter
Rishi Sunak
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‘I can’t save every job’: Sunak warns of long, hard winter

Reactions to the government’s winter economy plan
25 Sep 2020
Unite: extend furlough or ‘redundancy floodgates will open’
Len McCluskey is general secretary of Unite the Union
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Unite: extend furlough or ‘redundancy floodgates will open’

Union calls for immediate government action to save workers and business from ‘cliff edge’
16 Sep 2020
CBI: climate action can spur UK economic recovery
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CBI: climate action can spur UK economic recovery

Government urged to create green jobs and fast-track net-zero emissions goal
15 Sep 2020
Kickstart scheme: the plan to get young people back in work
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Kickstart scheme: the plan to get young people back in work

Newly published figures show that a record 538,000 under-25s are claiming Universal Credit
2 Sep 2020
Tory MPs warn Rishi Sunak against ‘historic tax grab’
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Tory MPs warn Rishi Sunak against ‘historic tax grab’

Conservative MPs claim planned hikes will ‘strangle’ economy as debt rockets
1 Sep 2020
CBI warns of ‘ghost towns’ as workers stay away from offices
Carolyn Fairbairn is director-general of the Confederation of British Industry
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CBI warns of ‘ghost towns’ as workers stay away from offices

Carolyn Fairbairn urges the government to build confidence for firms and employees
27 Aug 2020
More than 730,000 jobs axed during lockdown
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More than 730,000 jobs axed during lockdown

Newly published ONS data reveals largest drop in UK employment in decade, with youngest and oldest worst hit
11 Aug 2020
Sombre autumn: third of UK firms expect to make redundancies
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Sombre autumn: third of UK firms expect to make redundancies

Chancellor Rishi Sunak warns of hardship ahead when furlough scheme ends
10 Aug 2020
135,000 jobs to be axed in ‘economic armageddon'
WHSmith has announced major staff cuts
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135,000 jobs to be axed in ‘economic armageddon'

Retail sector expected to see at least 22,500 jobs disappear
6 Aug 2020
Ending UK furlough scheme ‘may cost 1.2m jobs’
Rishi Sunak
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Ending UK furlough scheme ‘may cost 1.2m jobs’

Experts say keeping wage subsidy programme ‘might have paid for itself’ by preventing redundancies
29 Jul 2020
Coronavirus: over-55s main victims of employment crisis
Coronavirus UK
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Coronavirus: over-55s main victims of employment crisis

Older workers are shouldering the burden of pandemic job losses and pay cuts
29 Jul 2020
Inside the EU’s €750bn Covid recovery package summit
EU leaders
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Inside the EU’s €750bn Covid recovery package summit

EU27 leaders clash over size of spending plan and rule of law restrictions
21 Jul 2020
Is private equity taking over - and is that a problem?
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How a new strategy has reshaped the market
17 Jul 2020
What is capital gains tax and why is it being reviewed?
Rishi Sunak
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What is capital gains tax and why is it being reviewed?

Tory MPs expected to resist efforts to raise taxes to pay off coronavirus debt
15 Jul 2020
The truth about active vs. passive investing
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The truth about active vs. passive investing

Making the case for a balanced approach
10 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: up to women ‘to save Britain’s economy’
Rishi Sunak
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Instant Opinion: up to women ‘to save Britain’s economy’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 9 July
9 Jul 2020
Will Sunak’s £30bn package stave off summer of discontent?
Rishi Sunak
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Will Sunak’s £30bn package stave off summer of discontent?

Chancellor slashes stamp duty and VAT as total bill for coronavirus relief soars above annual health spend
9 Jul 2020
Sunak to spend £2bn to help young beat Covid jobs crisis
Rishi Sunak
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Sunak to spend £2bn to help young beat Covid jobs crisis

Chancellor also expected to announce stamp duty ‘holiday’ and VAT cut in bid to boost post-lockdown economy
8 Jul 2020
Labour: could a ‘wealth tax’ help pay off coronavirus costs?
Keir Starmer
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Labour: could a ‘wealth tax’ help pay off coronavirus costs?

Shadow chancellor says those with ‘broadest shoulders’ should pick up pandemic tab
6 Jul 2020
Bank of England predicts V-shaped economic recovery
Bank of England
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Bank of England predicts V-shaped economic recovery

Britain rebounding ‘sooner and faster’ than expected - but unemployment poses threat
1 Jul 2020
Reaction: how Boris Johnson’s ‘new deal’ compares to FDR’s
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Reaction: how Boris Johnson’s ‘new deal’ compares to FDR’s

PM promises to invest in infrastructure to restart the economy
30 Jun 2020
How can the stock market rally when the economy is so weak?
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How can the stock market rally when the economy is so weak?

Markets have turned aggressively bullish and many investors are confused
26 Jun 2020
Pros and cons of ditching cash for contactless
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Pros and cons of ditching cash for contactless

Experts predict that coronavirus will speed up society’s shift away from using cash
24 Jun 2020
Why Europe may face an oil shortage within a decade
Russian oilfield
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Why Europe may face an oil shortage within a decade

New analysis suggests supply set to fall at faster rate than shift to greener alternatives
23 Jun 2020
What is quantitative easing?
Bank of England
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What is quantitative easing?

Bank of England expands crisis programme to £300bn amid coronavirus chaos
19 Jun 2020
Growing global debt: what does it mean for investors?
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Growing global debt: what does it mean for investors?

How do we pay for all of this? And how should investors navigate the situation?
19 Jun 2020