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Government borrowing falls in August

High levels of government coronavirus support, combined with less money coming into the exchequer due to the pandemic and a fall in economic output, have pushed government debt up to more than £2.2 trillion, or about 97.6% of GDP - a level not seen since the early...

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Can apps manage our chronic health conditions?

The app, called Joint Academy, launched in 2014 with the goal of improving treatment for osteoarthritis. It was co-founded by Leif Dahlberg, a professor of orthopedics at Lund University in southern Sweden, and his son Jakob, now 30, who dropped out of his degree in...

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Gas price rises prompt urgent government talks

Dermot Nolan, director at Fingleton Strategic Consultancy and former chief executive of Ofgem, told the BBC Radio 4's Today programme gas prices have increased not just in Britain, but all over the world, with "Germany and Spain experiencing similar types of increases".

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Manchester United reveals impact of Covid year

He said summer signings, which include that of club legend Cristiano Ronaldo, along with Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho and Tom Heaton were "made possible by the strength of our operating model, with sustained investment in the team underpinned by robust commercial...

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Five ways we think office work will change

The BBC commissioned polling organisation YouGov to survey 1,684 working adults and 530 senior leaders in business about their predictions and opinions on working from home. YouGov also re-ran a previous survey of 2,500 British adults, first conducted in March 2021,...

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UK economic growth slows sharply in July

July's figures, showing the bounce-back in the economy stalling, make clear the recovery cannot be taken for granted. The cause, primarily, was the upsurge in cases across the UK, tempering the impact of the full reopening of the economy. But the impact of the supply...

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First UK LGBT business champion appointed

"We feel that small business LGBT+ members aren't being represented and we say to the government, don't use us as tick-box exercise, engage with us - what are our challenges? Give us the spotlight," says Mr Franca, a developmental consultant who helps lead an LGBTQ+...

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