Richard Partington, The Guardian

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Past articles by Richard:

Can Britain recreate a microchip industry worth its salt?

UK governments let processor manufacturing drift overseas for years. Now Covid and war have shown how vital homegrown capability is, the country is scrambling to catch up. But so is everyone else → Read More

UN agency pushes for debt repayment breaks as poverty rates rocket

Estimated 25 low-income countries spent more than 20% of their revenues on debt servicing last year → Read More

Mobile and broadband firms accused of fuelling UK ‘greedflation’ with major price hikes

Government accused of being ‘asleep at the wheel’ after firms push through biggest round of price hikes since 1991 → Read More

‘A place to watch’: Bolton’s Tory council faces local election reckoning

Amid cost of living crisis and reneged promises, Thursday’s outcome could swing on more local concerns → Read More

Cost of living squeeze ‘is holding back’ UK small businesses

FSB says business confidence is rising but soaring costs and weakening demand is still slowing growth → Read More

UK government borrowed £13bn less than expected last year

Better than expected figures could give Jeremy Hunt wriggle room to cut taxes or increase spending → Read More

Record £4.8bn interest added to student debt in Britain last year

Figure more than doubled in a year, as interest rate in England and Wales hit 6.3% in line with government cap → Read More

Food for thought: why isn’t the UK government focusing on soaring grocery prices?

Ministers should aim to support households and bolster Britain’s often overlooked supply chain → Read More

UK inflation falls by less than expected as food prices soar by 19.1%

Annual rate as measured by consumer prices index dropped to 10.1% in March, says ONS → Read More

Why are UK food prices up by 19% – and which foods are worst affected?

Sugar, sauces, milk and cheese – we look at what is behind the March food inflation figure and if there is hope on the horizon → Read More

UK inflation: which goods and services have risen most in price?

From sugar to bread, electricity to pet products, how costs have soared → Read More

UK unemployment rises as pay growth lags behind high inflation

Softer conditions in jobs market means unemployment rate unexpectedly edges higher to 3.8% → Read More

India and Russia in ‘advanced talks’ over free trade agreement

Deal would build closer economic ties as most western states push to isolate Moscow over Ukraine → Read More

Millions of young adults living in poor quality housing, UK study shows

Up to 2.6 million people aged 18-34 in damp, draughty and cramped living conditions, says thinktank → Read More

UK is worst performer in G7 for workforce participation since Covid

Number of working-age adults in work or job hunting is still lower than before pandemic, OECD figures show → Read More

Global economy heading for weakest growth since 1990, says IMF boss

Kristalina Georgieva says slowdown last year after Covid pandemic and Russian invasion of Ukraine could persist for five years → Read More

Government suspends relationship with CBI amid Guardian allegations

Pressure mounts on lobby group after revelations of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct by its staff → Read More

Financial turmoil will be felt for years, says JP Morgan boss

Jamie Dimon says downfalls of Silicon Valley Bank and Credit Suisse have undermined confidence → Read More

Bank of England ‘may need to cut interest rates earlier and faster’

MPC member Silvana Tenreyro expects such a move ‘to avoid significant inflation undershoot’ → Read More

Bank of England raises UK interest rates by quarter point to 4.25%

Monetary policy committee votes to increase base rate after February’s surprise rise in inflation → Read More