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Firms planned record 800,000 redundancies last year

Despite the furlough scheme, employers decided to a record number of jobs during 2020.

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Can a Nudge or two make us better savers?

A government-backed firm is looking for new ways to get people to put money aside for a “rainy day”.

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Climate change: Six questions about the Cumbria coal controversy

Green groups are calling on the PM to cancel the project – but how was the decision reached?

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East West and Northumberland rail lines get £794m boost

The government says the funding will connect “left-behind” communities.

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Shipping crisis: I’m being quoted £10,000 for a £1,600 container’

A shortage of shipping containers, rising costs, and congestion at ports are holding back imports from China.

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Cladding crisis: ‘Delays could bankrupt us’

Campaigners say a government fund to pay for the removal of dangerous cladding is woefully inadequate.

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Google threatens to withdraw search engine from Australia

The tech giant says it will remove its main search function from Australia if it passes a new law.

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Body defends action on Covid workplace safety complaints

The Health and Safety Executive denies being “naïve” about breaches of safety rules.

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UK borrowing hits highest December level on record

Government borrowing hit £34.1bn last month, as the cost of pandemic support measures weighed on the economy.

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Shoppers stuck at home shun new clothes in 2020

Clothing was the hardest-hit sector last year, seeing a 25% drop in sales overall.

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