Richard Partington, The Guardian

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Recent articles by Richard:

Sunak U-turns on ‘energy profits levy’ in £15bn cost of living package

Chancellor’s measures, including tax on oil and gas companies, criticised as too late and a ‘drop in the ocean’ → Read More

Sunak’s £15bn cost of living package not enough, says Asda boss

Stuart Rose describes handout as a ‘drop in the ocean’ compared with pressures struggling consumers face → Read More

Cost of living payments and a windfall tax – Rishi Sunak’s measures at a glance

Chancellor announces new policies to tackle energy costs and inflation – here are the main points, with political analysis → Read More

Rishi Sunak to announce windfall tax on energy firms

One-off levy to fund support package amid cost of living crisis which could include increase in benefits → Read More

Inflation rate for UK’s poorest forecast to hit 14% after price cap rise

IFS and Resolution Foundation warn of disproportionate impact of energy prices on low-income households → Read More

UK consumer confidence falls to lowest level since 1974

Consumers increasingly pessimistic about economy and personal finances amid deepening cost of living crisis → Read More

Sri Lanka defaults on debts for first time

Economists fear Sri Lanka could be first of several, with IMF in talks with Egypt, Tunisia and Pakistan → Read More

Why does the UK have the highest inflation in the G7?

Analysis: UK among hardest-hit countries thanks to perfect storm of war in Ukraine, Covid and Brexit → Read More

Why the UK’s dire rates of sick pay bode ill for the economy

Only the US and South Korea take less care of those off work ill. Experts call it ‘reckless and counterproductive’ → Read More

War leads to surge in money transfers to Ukraine

As more Ukrainians abroad send funds home, World Bank expects remittances to Russia-linked countries to fall → Read More

Cost of living crisis slows UK consumer spending but holiday bookings take off

BRC says homewares and electrical goods hard hit, while Barclaycard reports rise in travel spending → Read More

High UK inflation could last for ‘years rather than months’, warns economist

Expert sounds warning as Bank of England economist says inflation ‘uncomfortably high’ amid cost of living crisis → Read More

What will Rishi Sunak do about the cost of living crisis?

Analysis: The chancellor has been warned that the UK is heading for a recession, but he is reluctant to act → Read More

Bank of England raises interest rates to 13-year high of 1% to curb inflation

Fourth successive rate rise to highest level since February 2009 comes amid cost of living crisis → Read More

Bank of England expected to raise interest rates despite faltering economy

Economists predict a minimum 0.25 point rise as households contend with cost of living crisis → Read More

Biggest boom in City bonuses for years risks driving up inequality, says IFS

Think tank says pay and bonus deals have risen by about twice as much as other UK sectors → Read More

Russia’s war in Ukraine ‘causing £3.6bn of building damage a week’

Kyiv School of Economics estimates cost of conflict could rise to $600bn, almost four times the nation’s GDP → Read More

‘I can’t see it getting any better’: could the UK be heading for a recession?

Small business owners such as Claire Tasker are already being hit as consumers cut back on non-essentials → Read More

Rate of UK dividend growth far outstripping wage increases, says report

Thinktank says workers would have £2,100 a year more on average if wages over past two decades matched shareholder payout rises → Read More

Eurozone growth slips as Russia-Ukraine war pushes up energy costs

France’s economy stalls and Italy’s shrinks but Germany rebounds from contraction → Read More