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Inflation sees sharpest increase on record

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Inflation rose to 3.2% last month from 2% in July – its largest ever recorded increase, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) measure of inflation for August was the highest since March 2012, though the ONS said much of the effect was likely to …

Staff shortages could continue for two years, warns CBI

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Labour supply problems could last for up to two years and will not be solved by the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has warned. The CBI said that although a lack of HGV drivers has dominated the headlines, the challenge extends to many other skilled professions. Marrying skills policies …