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EasyJet offers £1,000 bonus as airlines battle to recruit staff

The airline will offer new and existing cabin crew the bonus, as carriers seek to retain and recruit workers.

Ukraine war: Global wheat prices jump after India export ban

World wheat prices have soared this year, pushing up the cost of everything from bread to noodles.

Shanghai lockdown: China unemployment rate near pandemic peak

Evidence of China's economic slowdown came as authorities unveiled plans to lift Shanghai's lockdown.

'I was jumping through hoops to get a loan'

One firm tells of its struggles as a survey suggests lending to small businesses has hit an all-time low.

Saudi Aramco: Oil giant sees profits jump as prices surge

The state-owned Saudi Aramco is currently the world's most valuable company due to soaring oil prices.

Cost of living: Labour to call vote on windfall tax for oil and gas companies

It is shameful not to raise extra money from oil and gas firms amid the rising cost of living, Ed Miliband says.

Covid: Have the lockdown success stories lost their shine?

Some businesses which boomed during the Covid pandemic are seeing their popularity fade.

NHS prescription charges in England to be frozen

Not raising the fees for the first time in 12 years puts money back in people's pockets, ministers say.

'We use pawnbrokers to be able to pay for food'

People on low incomes are pawning their possessions to pay for essentials, a report suggests.

Drivers cut back on journeys as fuel costs bite

One UK petrol station operator tells the BBC motorists are making fuel "last a little bit longer".

Cost of living: Renters search for tenancies with bills included

The rising cost of essentials such as gas and electricity means tenants want rents to cover bills.

UK’s nuclear power push will add to energy bills, ministers say

Kwasi Kwarteng says there may be a "small effect" on energy bills under a new nuclear funding model.

Recession fears grow as rising prices hit spending

People spent less in shops and cut down on car journeys leading to the economy shrinking in March.

'Rising prices are harder on my money than the pandemic was'

Some 1.5m UK households will struggle to pay food and energy bills this year, a report finds.

Energy bills set to rise again in October, regulator warns

Jonathan Brearley says it is a matter of life and death if some people cannot afford energy bills.

Universal credit switchover is a bad move, say charities

A forced move to universal credit, which begins on Monday, raises fears for vulnerable claimants.

Russian operator to suspend electricity supply to Finland

Russian operator RAO Nordic says it will cease deliveries from Saturday, citing payment problems.

Ethnic pay gap: MPs criticise government's 'lack of care'

A government decision not to extend pay gap reporting to racial disparities has been criticised by MPs.

Elon Musk puts Twitter deal on hold over fake account details

The billionaire wants more data on fake accounts, prompting speculation over the deal's future.

Sizewell C: Government delays decision on nuclear power plant

The decision for the £20bn nuclear power plant in Suffolk had been due this month.

Village pub asked to change name by Vogue magazine

The landlord of the Star Inn at Vogue says he found Condé Nast's request "hilariously funny".

Starling Bank boss hopes banking is becoming less sexist

The banking boss says women in business have been treated like "boiled eggs" - too hard or too soft.

Twitter executives ousted ahead of Elon Musk takeover

One of the senior executives was on parental leave when he learned he was out of a job.

Popular crypto-currency slumps by 99% amid crash

The sudden demise of TerraUSD sends other crypto-coins into a downward spiral.

Chicken products recalled over salmonella fears

Sainsbury's, Tesco and Aldi are among grocers asking some products to be returned to stores.

Zara starts charging shoppers for online returns

But customers can still return clothes purchased online from the fashion giant for free in stores.

Tesco trials renting out office space to workers

The move by the retail giant highlights the shift away from traditional office set-ups since the pandemic.

Shell agrees to sell Russian retail business to Lukoil

The energy giant will sell its retail business in Russia to the country’s second-largest oil producer, Lukoil.

Rishi Sunak threatens energy firms with windfall tax

The chancellor says he rules nothing out if they don't increase investment in energy projects soon.

Why the volatile price of aluminium matters

From door frames to aircraft and food packaging - how soaring prices will impact the world economy.

Why India's poorest children are falling further behind

Lack of access to smartphones and computers is widening the education gulf in India.

Is it fair for fantasy football managers to rely on AI?

Some managers think artificial intelligence helps remove their bias but others think it's cheating.

Chelsea sale: Who are the key people behind consortium buying club?

Chelsea have agreed terms on a sale, but who are the key names in the consortium buying the club?

How young entrepreneurs bounced back from Covid

How have young business people found the comeback from coronavirus lockdowns?

Newport: Can an Instagram-able market save a city centre?

One city is trying to bounce back and find the answers after dozens of empty stores.

How fast food giants like McDonald's found their Indian soul

What is it about the Indian market that impels even the biggest food chains to adjust to local needs?

'I nearly drowned on holiday, but it inspired my business'

Dhruvin Patel talks about becoming an entrepreneur after surviving a terrifying accident.

The perfect storm increasing the cost of a crucial metal

Nickel is essential for batteries and stainless steel but suppliers are struggling to meet demand.

Why Europe will have to face the true cost of being in debt to China

The Beijing investment offers that need to be weighed up by European countries.

Unravelling Australia's complex jobs puzzle

An uneven recovery from the pandemic leaves graduates struggling to get on the career ladder.

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