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The UK energy sector must be brought back into public ownership as soon as possible

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News earlier this week that Bulb Energy is to go into special administration is the latest episode in a period of unprecedented financial strain in the UK’s energy sector. Like the other 22 energy suppliers that have ...

UK service sector rebounds as workers quit for higher wages; house prices keep rising – business live

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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Every sector failing to move fast enough on climate

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Good morning. Every sector is failing to move quickly enough to make the “transformational change” needed to keep global heating below 1.5C beyond pre-industrial times, a critical target of the Paris climate agreement...

UK public sector workers: how do you feel about the pay freeze being lifted?

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Millions of public sector workers will have their pay freeze lifted as the chancellor prepares to make an announcement during the autumn budget on Wednesday. We would like to hear what you think about the change and h...

Ofgem must show it is awake as energy sector faces winter nightmare

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“We are in danger of just sleepwalking into an absolute massacre,” Keith Anderson, the chief executive of Scottish Power, said dramatically this week, referring to the number of energy suppliers that could go bust bef...

UK manufacturers plead for more state funds to boost sector

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Five of the UK’s leading manufacturing industries have issued a plea for more government financial support to boost capital investment in research and development as well as new factories and equipment with lower carb...

Free flights and $1,000 vouchers: Australian hospitality sector lures UK workers

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Chelsee Whitehead has worked in the hospitality industry since she left high school four years ago. Before Covid-19, she always thought her industry was secure. “I picked hospitality because I thought it was an indust...

Hospitality sector raises a cautious toast as UK pubgoers return

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Pubgoers are flocking back to their locals, according to figures that drew a cautious toast from the industry but also prompted warnings of fresh turmoil if the government again singles out hospitality as a winter Cov...

‘We’re trying to survive’: workers face cuts as US public sector lags in recovery

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Mopping, sweeping, waxing floors, trash removal, sanitizing, scrubbing bathrooms and cleaning student apartments. For $10.65 an hour, Nelly Nunez and Pamala Greathouse have worked as janitorial custodians at the Unive...

Vaccination will be compulsory for more than half of NSW’s public sector workers. But not for our parliament

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More than half of New South Wales public sector employees – police, teachers and health workers – will require proof of vaccination to work in NSW. But their boss, Gladys Berejiklian, has steadfastly refused to embrac...

China’s service sector shrinks, as markets await US payroll report – business live

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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Tell us: have your wages increased amid staff shortages in your sector?

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As demand for staff continues to outstrip labour supply in various sectors in the UK, we’re keen to hear whether workers have experienced wage growth in recent months. We’re also interested to hear from workers who, w...

‘The anxiety is off the scale’: UK farm sector worried by labour shortages

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On a fruit farm in Herefordshire, unpicked blueberries are rotting on the bushes. The fruit is ripe and ready for harvesting, but there are not enough workers to pick it. This is the reality of the shortage in seasona...

Private sector growth hit by Delta variant, as markets rebound – business live

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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

‘Too late’: UK live events sector promised Covid insurance scheme

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The battered live events sector, from summer music festivals to business conferences and boat shows, has finally been promised a Covid cancellation insurance scheme. Campaigners have long been pleading for insurance s...

Staff and materials shortages slow growth in UK construction sector

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Britain’s builders struggled to keep pace with the demand for new homes and maintenance work in July as shortages of materials and skilled staff slowed growth, according to a closely watched industry survey. After hit...

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