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College lecturers launch strike action in pay dispute

Around 4,000 members of the University and College Union at 31 colleges in England will take up to 10 days of strike action over the coming weeks.
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Electric car drivers hit by 42% hike in price of public chargers

The RAC said the cost of using public rapid chargepoints has soared since May.
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Ofgem should bring down standing charge, energy boss says

Greg Jackson said that the country much not kick energy bills into the long grass after the Government’s recently announced support package.
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Companies ‘desperate’ to recruit technical engineers and data experts – report

Manufacturers are competing with top City banks and leading innovation companies to hire workers with digital and technical skills, study finds
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Gymfinity Kids clubs chain seeks to triple venues after £5m cash boost

Gymfinity Kids has said it plans to grow to at least 24 venues as part of its growth strategy.
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Labour pledges to use state-owned investment fund to ‘build British industry’

Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves will set out the policy at the party conference.
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Labour should be bold on energy policy, union boss says

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham called for renationalisation of energy companies.
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SNP calls on Truss to match £500m Just Transition Fund

The party said it would be ‘extremely reckless’ to dismiss the future of renewables.
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Government dismisses criticism of tax cuts as ‘politics of envy’

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s tax-slashing programme has come under fire for mainly benefiting the rich.
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ScotRail workers to strike over pay

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union at ScotRail will walk out on October 10 in a dispute over pay.
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Report shows rising power of female angel investors

Over 60% of the investment by women angels was in London and South East England

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Pub and restaurant body challenges Chancellor on VAT budget omission

UKHospitality boss insists ignored business rates must also be urgently addressed in autumn budget or before

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Kwasi Kwarteng says he is happy to ‘engage’ with Tory MP’s call to cut fuel duty

Conservative MP Robert Halfon, a long-time campaigner for lowering fuel duty, said petrol and diesel prices have been at historic highs’.
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Housebuilders boosted by stamp duty cuts and moves to free up planning

Vistry and rivals Countryside and Crest Nicholson enjoyed share gains after Kwasi Kwarteng revealed a boost for homebuyers and developers.
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Chancellor’s economic plans will reward ‘already wealthy’, warns Rachel Reeves

The shadow chancellor said Kwasi Kwarteng’s statement had acted as a comprehensive demolition of the Conservatives’ record in power.
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Government to borrow more than £70 billion to fund energy help and tax cuts

As with most loans, the Government promises to pay back what it has borrowed, plus an interest.
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At a glance: Key points from Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget

The Government wants a new approach to growth, Mr Kwarteng said, with the aim, over the medium term, to reach a trend rate of growth of 2.5%

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Burberry COO Brown departs fashion house

Hunt is on for successor at brand favoured by stars including Emma Watson and Billie Eilish

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Economy continues to weaken, influential report finds

The S&P Global/CIPS flash UK composite purchasing managers index gave the economy a score of 48.4, well below what experts had forecast.
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Sofa retailer ScS appoints former Argos boss Walden chair

He replaces Alan Smith who will step down from the group at the end of next year

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In The Style enjoys ‘solid’ progress on growth plans amid retail challenges

The online fashion retailer hailed the successful launch of its wardrobe staples collection, at its annual general meeting.
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Furniture retailer Made up for sale

Last month the online platform sought eleventh hour financial bail out

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The Works’ shares rocket after ‘encouraging’ sales and return to profit

The stationery, crafts and books retailer hailed pre-tax profits for £10.2 million for the year to May.
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Revolution Beauty to undergo investigation into auditing failures

The beauty brand has called in independent investigators to look into ‘serious concerns’ raised by its auditor, BDO.
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Sunday roast in decline as soaring cost of living bites

Almost a fifth of cooks claim they no longer switch the oven on at all, according to a poll by BBC Good Food.
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Consumer confidence falls to fourth record low in five months

GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index fell five points in September to minus 49, the worst score since records began in 1974.
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Most electric car owners unhappy with public charging infrastructure – survey

Some 74% of people questioned said they are dissatisfied with the system.
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Chancellor to set out plans for ‘new era focused on growth’ in mini-budget

Kwasi Kwarteng is expected to put into practice many of Liz Truss’s tax-cutting promises and detail how the energy package will be funded.
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Kwarteng to announce plans for low-tax investment zones

The Government is in talks with 38 local and mayoral combined authority areas in England to set up new investment zones.
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Government should allow OBR’s economic forecast at mini-budget, MPs told

The Office for Budget Responsibility will not be allowed to make the independent economic forecasts that it usually publishes alongside a budget.
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Markets tumble into red as interest rate hikes increase economic worries

The FTSE 100 ended the day down 78.12 points, or 1.08%, at 7,159.62.
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Don’t count on Christmas post as strikes bite

The first ‘normal’ festive season is in danger of being a nightmare and not delivered as planned

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PZ Cussons says cost inflation hit £40 million this year

The business, which owns soap brands Carex and Imperial Leather, posted pre-tax profits of £66.6 million, a 2.9% drop from a year ago.
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Ofgem warns Utilita and Scottish Power over failure to protect customers fully

The regulator’s action follows Utilita’s lack of support for vulnerable customers and Scottish Power’s debt repayment plans.
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Bank of England hikes interest rate by 0.5%

The latest hike lifts the Bank’s key benchmark rate from 1.75% to 2.25%, the highest it has been since December 2008

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Midwives to vote on industrial action in bid for ‘fair and just pay award’

Royal College of Midwives members have overwhelmingly rejected the Government’s below-inflation pay award.
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Lord Rothermere to take over as chief executive of Daily Mail owner

Paul Zwillenberg announced that he will be stepping down as chief executive of the Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) after a six-year tenure.
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Average earners £500 worse off despite Government aid say economists

The Institute for Fiscal Studies said Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng cannot ‘magic away’ the pain of soaring energy bills.
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JD Sports profits dip but ‘optimistic’ despite economic headwinds

Newly installed boss Régis Schultz looks for growth and international market share grab