Staff shortages: the battle for labour
Amazon: generous sign-up bonuses
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Staff shortages: the battle for labour

The problem of Britain’s ‘missing workers’ is biting hard across sectors
21 Oct 2021
London house prices hit record high of £525,893 in August
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London house prices hit record high of £525,893 in August

Capital’s property market ‘turns a corner’ as UK average increases by £25,000 in a year
20 Oct 2021
Glasgow’s Cop26 ‘gold rush’: where will all the delegates stay?
The Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow will host the Cop26 summit
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Glasgow’s Cop26 ‘gold rush’: where will all the delegates stay?

Inflated accommodation prices mean some visitors will travel from Edinburgh
19 Oct 2021
2021 autumn budget: balance the books or ‘urge to splurge’?
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak poses with the Budget Box outside 11 Downing Street
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2021 autumn budget: balance the books or ‘urge to splurge’?

There’s tough choices ahead for Chancellor Rishi Sunak
18 Oct 2021
The interest rate debate
Clouds over the City: is there trouble ahead?
Why we’re talking about . . .

The interest rate debate

Is the Bank of England’s apparent volte-face on inflation justified?
15 Oct 2021
Last orders called at 10,000 pubs, clubs and restaurants
Beer pumps in a pub
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Last orders called at 10,000 pubs, clubs and restaurants

GDP is boosted by reopening of hospitality and leisure, but licensed premises remain in limbo
13 Oct 2021
Mortgage rates heading for ‘biggest surge’ since 2008
Mortgage rates
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Mortgage rates heading for ‘biggest surge’ since 2008

Homeowners to be hit by interest hikes as Bank of England tries to rein in inflation
12 Oct 2021

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Investments Unwrapped: What makes a book collectable?

Olly Mann talks to world-leading antiquarian book dealer Pom Harrington about rare and valuable books
12 Oct 2021
Squid Games: the real-life crisis that inspired hit Netflix show
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Squid Games: the real-life crisis that inspired hit Netflix show

Brutal survival drama portrays fictional victims of South Korea’s soaring household debt
11 Oct 2021
What’s happening to Britain’s pigs?
Protester dressed as pig at Conservative Party conference
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What’s happening to Britain’s pigs?

Boris Johnson heightens farmers’ fury with bacon sandwich comments
8 Oct 2021
What has Nord Stream 2 got to do with eye-watering energy prices?
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What has Nord Stream 2 got to do with eye-watering energy prices?

Russia accused of using the energy crisis to speed up approval of controversial pipeline
7 Oct 2021
Britain’s most expensive streets
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Britain’s most expensive streets

New names sneak into list of priciest roads
7 Oct 2021
Are taxes set to go up or down?
Chancellor Rishi Sunak
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Are taxes set to go up or down?

PM and chancellor refuse to rule out further hikes - but insiders say they have struck a secret deal
4 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
Petrol crisis: whistle-blower blamed for panic-buying ‘mayhem’  
Panic buying has caused a petrol crisis in the UK 
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Petrol crisis: whistle-blower blamed for panic-buying ‘mayhem’  

Ministers play down shortages fears and insist UK has ‘plenty of petrol’
27 Sep 2021
How high could UK inflation rise?
Pound coins and bank note
Today’s big question

How high could UK inflation rise?

MP warns cost of living may be the ‘biggest political issue’ in the next decade
21 Sep 2021
The baby shortage: how it could affect the UK’s future economy 
Babies
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The baby shortage: how it could affect the UK’s future economy 

Merits of ‘liberal pronatalism’ should be considered, a think tank study has said
20 Sep 2021
The Future Fund
Rishi Sunak: picking winners?
Expert’s view

The Future Fund

Back to the future, eclectica and an awkward case study
16 Sep 2021
UK travel industry ‘choked’ by Covid restrictions
Covid-19 test centre at Heathrow Terminal 5
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UK travel industry ‘choked’ by Covid restrictions

Seven in ten firms planning redundancies as holiday bookings collapse
14 Sep 2021
Will breaking his tax pledge ‘define’ Johnson’s premiership?
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Behind the scenes

Will breaking his tax pledge ‘define’ Johnson’s premiership?

Senior Tories warn that plan to fund social care could provoke ‘significant backlash’
7 Sep 2021
Is coffee running out?
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Is coffee running out?

Disruption caused by Vietnamese Covid restrictions is causing concern for the global supply
2 Sep 2021
Seacations: domestic cruises a ‘real success story’ 
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Seacations: domestic cruises a ‘real success story’ 

Sailings around Britain have proved popular according to a report by Cruise.co.uk
25 Aug 2021
1.65m jobs advertised in the UK - but 1m roles remain ‘in peril’
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1.65m jobs advertised in the UK - but 1m roles remain ‘in peril’

Recruitment postings soar due to labour shortages with photographers, farm workers and plasterers all in demand 
16 Aug 2021
What are the top ten best-selling used cars in the UK?
Ford Fiesta was the most popular used car in Q2 2021
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What are the top ten best-selling used cars in the UK?

Lack of new models due to global chip shortage drives second-hand car sales
11 Aug 2021
Food inflation: a headache for CEOs and consumers alike
Commodity prices are squeezing profit margins
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Food inflation: a headache for CEOs and consumers alike

Soaring inflation is hitting big companies such as Unilever 
30 Jul 2021
The future of the British high street
Gravity Southside in Wandsworth, London
Why we’re talking about . . .

The future of the British high street

Entertainment, experiences and homes are earmarked to replace vacant retail sites
26 Jul 2021
A bumpy recovery for the economy
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak
Why we’re talking about . . .

A bumpy recovery for the economy

Inflation has been spooking markets, but the surging Delta variant poses a much greater risk
22 Jul 2021
Why are the Tories planning to increase national insurance?
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak
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Why are the Tories planning to increase national insurance?

Government set to renege on manifesto pledge not to hike NICs
20 Jul 2021
Govcoins: everything you need to know about the ‘revolutionary’ digital currencies
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Govcoins: everything you need to know about the ‘revolutionary’ digital currencies

Govcoins would allow the creation of faster, safer payment systems, but raise major concerns about data privacy
15 Jul 2021
Sugar and salt tax: the strategy to break ‘junk food cycle’
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Sugar and salt tax: the strategy to break ‘junk food cycle’

Review proposes new levy but there are concerns food prices will increase
15 Jul 2021
Wealth gap ‘turbo-charged’ by the pandemic
UK banknotes
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Wealth gap ‘turbo-charged’ by the pandemic

New report reveals that household wealth increased by £900bn
12 Jul 2021
Stamp duty ‘D-day’: what next for the housing market?
Property for sale signs
Why we’re talking about . . .

Stamp duty ‘D-day’: what next for the housing market?

At midnight tonight the tax-free threshold drops from £500,000 to £250,000
30 Jun 2021
Brexit and insurance issues threaten music industry’s return
British band Radiohead are supporting the #LetTheMusicMove campaign
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Brexit and insurance issues threaten music industry’s return

#LetTheMusicMove campaign is launched by 200 acts to save touring in the EU
23 Jun 2021
Will Tory MPs scupper planning reforms?
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Today’s big question

Will Tory MPs scupper planning reforms?

After the shock by-election defeat the prime minister has had a ‘wake-up call’
22 Jun 2021
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