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....Last year Countrywide, the estate agent group, announced the closure of more than 50 branches, while London agency Foxtons warned in March of tough trading conditions in 2017 as it reported a 54% fall in profit for last year. However, the total number of estate agents in Britain is today about 15% above the last pre-recession peak, said Mark Hayward of the National Association of Estate Agents, with rising house prices making each transaction more valuable. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....One year since voters narrowly opted for Brexit, the Guardian’s monthly tracker of economic news paints a gloomy picture, with households facing rising costs and firms fretting over falling demand and political uncertainty. The economy has so far avoided the recession predicted by some doomsayers at the time of the referendum, and in the months immediately following the Brexit vote the UK outperformed most other advanced economies. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. Yael Selfin, the chief UK economist at accountancy firm KPMG, said: “Since the ‘great recession’ we have seen a period of gradual improvements, but expected headwinds are now likely to put significant pressure on public finances. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Their obsession with “the deficit” hoodwinked people who do not understand that a nation is not a household, and that cuts in public expenditure are the reverse of what is required in a time of depression. All economies need a period of rapid growth after a recession. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The charity estimates that 2. 9 million people in the UK are experiencing severe financial debt in the aftermath of the recession. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. Haldane said the first rate rise since before the deep recession of 2008-09 should be welcomed rather than feared. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Mark Carney said he would want to see how businesses, financial markets and consumers reacted to the reality of the UK’s looming departure from the EU before changing his view. The governor, who attracted criticism from Conservative MPs for the recession warnings he issued before last summer’s referendum, said the Brexit talks would have a significant bearing on whether the UK’s historically high balance of payments deficit would become more sustainable. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. Hammond, who campaigned for remain in the referendum and has been arguing in cabinet against the idea of Britain leaving the EU without a deal, said the result of the general election had shown that the country was “weary after seven years of hard slog repairing the damage of the great recession”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Brexit economy: UK faces slowdown amid living standards squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:01:36 AM
....One year since voters narrowly opted for Brexit, the Guardian’s monthly tracker of economic news paints a gloomy picture, with households facing rising costs and firms fretting over falling demand and political uncertainty. The economy has so far avoided the recession predicted by some doomsayers at the time of the referendum, and in the months immediately following the Brexit vote the UK outperformed most other advanced economies. ...
Bank of England rift as chief economist ponders interest rate rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 11:09:59 AM
....”. Haldane said the first rate rise since before the deep recession of 2008-09 should be welcomed rather than feared. ...
UK budget deficit to increase this year amid living standards squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 10:49:47 AM
....”. Yael Selfin, the chief UK economist at accountancy firm KPMG, said: “Since the ‘great recession’ we have seen a period of gradual improvements, but expected headwinds are now likely to put significant pressure on public finances. ...
House sales have fallen by nearly a third in some parts of UK, says Lloyds image
....Last year Countrywide, the estate agent group, announced the closure of more than 50 branches, while London agency Foxtons warned in March of tough trading conditions in 2017 as it reported a 54% fall in profit for last year. However, the total number of estate agents in Britain is today about 15% above the last pre-recession peak, said Mark Hayward of the National Association of Estate Agents, with rising house prices making each transaction more valuable. ...
Philip Hammond says Brexit deal must put jobs and prosperity first image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 08:41:04 AM
....”. Hammond, who campaigned for remain in the referendum and has been arguing in cabinet against the idea of Britain leaving the EU without a deal, said the result of the general election had shown that the country was “weary after seven years of hard slog repairing the damage of the great recession”. ...
Bank of England says interest rates should be kept on hold amid Brexit uncertainty image
....Mark Carney said he would want to see how businesses, financial markets and consumers reacted to the reality of the UK’s looming departure from the EU before changing his view. The governor, who attracted criticism from Conservative MPs for the recession warnings he issued before last summer’s referendum, said the Brexit talks would have a significant bearing on whether the UK’s historically high balance of payments deficit would become more sustainable. ...
Brexiters have voted for a poverty even worse than austerity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 06:00:04 AM
.... Their obsession with “the deficit” hoodwinked people who do not understand that a nation is not a household, and that cuts in public expenditure are the reverse of what is required in a time of depression. All economies need a period of rapid growth after a recession. ...
Debt bubble returns millions to days of 2008 crash image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 11:05:51 PM
....The charity estimates that 2. 9 million people in the UK are experiencing severe financial debt in the aftermath of the recession. ...
The eurozone must reform or die | Kenneth Rogoff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 05:00:00 AM
....But all is not well. Greece is still barely growing, after experiencing one of the worst recessions in history, although those who blame this on German austerity clearly have not looked at the numbers: with encouragement from left-leaning US economists, Athens mismanaged perhaps the softest bailout package in modern history. ...
Creditors agree terms to disburse Greece's €8.5bn bailout funds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 12:05:16 AM
....5% to 2% as of 2023. The ECB, whose stimulus programme the recession-hit country has been yearning to join, also applauded the deal. ...
Greek bailout funds on the cards as creditors narrow differences image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 05:25:49 PM
....4bn) from the Greek €86bn bailout fund to help Athens make a repayment due in July, although specifics on long-term debt relief are likely to be fudged. The disbursement ends months of deadlock between Greece’s creditors, but is unlikely to diminish fears that the recession-ravaged country faces years of austerity. ...
The Guardian view on austerity economics: it failed | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 07:07:26 PM
.... Inflation is rising. Wages when adjusted for prices are lower than they were when the last recession began in early 2008. ...
Fed raises interest rates again in further sign of confidence in US economy image
. The US Federal Reserve announced it was raising short-term interest rates by a quarter percentage point on Wednesday as the central bank continued to unwind the huge economic stimulus plan brought in after the great recession. ...
New Channel 4 boss Alex Mahon faces some unwelcome drama image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of June 2017 03:00:29 PM
....The television advertising market has deteriorated significantly this year, with ITV reporting that its revenues will be down as much as 9% in the first half. The broadcaster is on track to record the worst decline since the recession almost a decade ago. ...
Take a bow Mario Draghi – has the ECB chief saved the eurozone? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 02:21:01 PM
.... Again, this follows the example of the Fed and the Bank of England. No question, the ECB is in a far better place than it was this time five years ago, when the economy was dipping in and out of recession, unemployment was rising and there were real fears that Italy and Spain would be the next dominoes to fall in Europe’s debt crisis. ...
Australia records 103rd successive quarter of recession-free economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 03:33:36 AM
....Australia’s economy grew at 0. 3% in the first three months of the year, confirming that the country will enjoy 26 years without a recession. ...
South Africa falls into second recession in a decade image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 11:29:42 AM
. South Africa has fallen into recession for the first time in eight years after economic growth shrank by 0. ...
EY report: Scottish economy 'stuck in slow lane' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 11:23:30 PM
....Scottish Conservative economy spokesman Dean Lockhart said: "This is another damning report that shows just how much harm has been caused by the SNP's handling of our economy. "While the rest of the UK economy grows we are on the verge of a recession, and these figures confirm that we are stuck in the 'slow lane'. ...
If you want to get technical, recession records are nothing to brag about | Greg Jericho image
....On Wednesday, the March GDP figures will mark 103 quarters without Australia’s GDP falling in two consecutive quarters. But we should not get too excited about this length of time without a “technical recession”. ...
The global economy can recover faster if we avoid the obvious pifalls | Nouriel Roubini image
.... And yet economic activity has started to increase in the US, Europe and the eurozone, Japan, and key emerging markets. Owing to new stimulus measures, China’s growth rate has stabilised, and emerging markets such as India, other Asian countries, and even Russia and Brazil – which experienced recessions between 2014 and 2016 – are all doing better. ...
Global beer sales drying up, says report image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 11:51:14 AM
....Although global GDP increased 3. 5% in 2016, according to the IMF, and economic growth usually correlates with increased alcohol consumption several major economies, China, Russia and Brazil all faced an economic slowdown or recession. ...
Let’s hope a hung parliament can halt the Brexit disaster image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 05:59:15 AM
.... Nor did his cuts to public sector investment. As Wren-Lewis reminds us, recoveries from past recessions have been characterised by periods of rapid growth. ...
What am I bid? Prices go through the roof at Christie's handbag auction image
.... The website worked out that on average Birkin bags have yielded an annual return of 14. 2% since they were launched and the bag has never experienced any annual price decrease, even in years of recession. ...
Brazil emerges from recession as GDP grows 1% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 01:32:47 PM
. Brazil's economy has grown 1% in the first three months of 2017, putting an end to the country's longest recession in history, officials have announced. ...
Nomura admits part in Goldman Venezuelan bond deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 08:32:58 AM
....His opponents say the purchase has given him a financial lifeline. Venezuela's oil-dependent economy, crippled by low oil prices, has been in recession for four years, and now faces shortages of food and medicine, with inflation thought to be about 800%. ...
Tory plans mean no one will be left to build homes | Michael Thirkettle image
.... These high-skilled tradesmen and women are far removed from the stereotype of the unskilled, low-wage worker undercutting British employees’ conditions and wages. Skilled workers from EU countries are filling a significant gap: the construction industry employs 320,000 fewer workers than it did a decade ago before the financial crisis and recession hit. ...
UK policymakers face a dilemma over public's slowing demand for credit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 07:17:49 PM
....9% interest commonly applied to credit card balances and use the two, even three-year interest-free period many card operators allow. As we know from recent experience, when debt bubbles burst, they hit everyone and drag the economy down into recession. ...
Three Mile Island faces shutdown without financial rescue from Pennsylvania image
....Nuclear power plants have been hammered by the natural gas boom, which has slashed electricity prices, flooding the market from the north-east’s Marcellus Shale reservoir, the nation’s most prolific gas field. Meanwhile, electricity consumption hit a wall after the recession, while states have emphasized renewable energies and efficiency. ...
Why help to buy is no help at all to the economy | Jeffrey Frankel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 09:54:25 AM
.... But public encouragement of homeownership also weakens labour mobility. In the last US recession, many who lost their jobs could not move to other parts of the country where jobs were more plentiful, because they couldn’t sell their homes. ...
Greece warns recovery threatened if debt deal is blocked at next talks image
....Greece on Monday issued a panic warning that its recovery would be thrown into doubt if Brussels blocked a debt deal at the next meeting of euro area finance ministers. Fearing that Germany will insist on delays to an agreement until at least after elections in September, Athens’ finance minister hinted that the beleaguered nation could be plunged deeper into recession after seeing its economy contract by more than 25% since the start of its financial crisis. ...
'Workers are being punished by Brexit' – experts debate the data image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:14:25 AM
....Regular weekly pay, excluding bonuses, adjusting for prices were £465 a week in March 2017 according to the Office for National Statistics. This contrasts with £472 a week in March 2007 before the start of the great recession. ...
Brexit economy: workers face squeeze but firms remain upbeat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:12:55 AM
....With a fortnight to go until the general election, the Guardian’s monthly tracker of economic news paints a mixed picture. Living standards are again falling, but while the economy has slowed markedly, as the latest GDP update showed, it continues to defy the gloomy forecasts of a Brexit recession made by some commentators this time last year. ...
Tesco to trial a phase-out of single-use 5p plastic bags image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 03:20:10 PM
....2bn bags were handed out in England. Retailers blamed the recession, saying families had changed their shopping habits and were doing more smaller shops every week. ...
London economy subsidises rest of UK, ONS figures show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 10:26:10 AM
.... The OBR said the ONS estimate for April relied heavily on forecasts and the total was likely to be revised later. There was better news for the chancellor, Philip Hammond, from the ONS’s revisions to the deficit in 2016-17, which was cut by £3bn to £49bn – the lowest since the economy was close to on the brink of recession in 2007-08. ...
Greece fails to secure fresh bailout funds image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 11:40:41 PM
....However, he also said he was optimistic that a definitive deal could be brokered by the time of the next formal meeting in June. Figures released earlier this month showed that Greece had fallen back into recession for the first time since 2012. ...
Greece adopts more austerity measures in bailout bid image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 10:22:53 PM
....Hooded youths threw petrol bombs at officers who responded with tear gas. Figures released earlier this week showed that Greece had fallen back into recession for the first time since 2012. ...
Election 2017: Conservative pension and triple-lock policy explained image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 02:47:00 PM
.... Tom McPhail, head of policy at Hargreaves Lansdown, said: "This is largely what we expected. "The Triple Lock has largely done its job in improving pensioner incomes in recent years and protecting the retired population from the effects of the post 2008 recession. ...
Election 2017: State pension triple lock battle lines drawn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 02:32:16 PM
....Tom McPhail, head of policy at Hargreaves Lansdown. said: "The triple lock has largely done its job in improving pensioner incomes in recent years and protecting the retired population from the effects of the post 2008 recession. ...
$6.40 an hour for nine years: how I got stuck in a career as a Walmart employee image
.... I thought I was wise beyond my years and looked down on many of my new co-workers: soon I would be living in Denver, Santa Fe, or even New York City while they would still be stuck at the local Walmart. Of course, my Gothic novel was not picked up by a fancy publisher, and soon the harsh reality set in: no one would be hiring a kid from Wyoming with only a high school degree and no work experience in the midst of the recession. ...
The Guardian view on the economy: it’s bad | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 06:48:00 PM
.... For the trend to be reversed, though, the economy will need to run a lot hotter and at substantially lower levels of unemployment. In the years since the economy went into recession in 2008, the number of full-time jobs has grown by 3. ...
Unemployment is at its lowest since 1975, so why do people feel worse off? | Larry Elliott image
....32 million between the first quarter of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017. This continues a trend, which has seen the number of workers from the other 27 EU countries double since the recession of 2008-09. ...
Greeks walk out in general strike over cuts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 08:32:45 AM
....Greece is facing its next big debt demand in July and has had three bailouts from the EU and IMF so far. The country has fallen back into recession for the first time since 2012, according to figures that emerged on Tuesday. ...
Greek economy sinks back into recession image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 11:01:53 AM
. Greece has fallen back into recession for the first time since 2012, official figures from Eurostat show. ...
Is Labour's manifesto living in fantasy land? Quite the opposite | Larry Elliott image
....El-Erian says the developed world is “either going to take a turn towards higher, more inclusive growth that will reduce political polarisation and the politics of anger. Or alternatively, low growth becomes recession, artificial financial stability becomes unsettling volatility, and the politics get a lot messier”. ...
Mohamed El-Erian: ‘We get signals that the system is under enormous stress’ image
.... But the developed world is approaching a T-junction. One road leads to higher growth and a more inclusive form of capitalism while the other turns towards recession, instability and turmoil. ...
Just do it: the experience economy and how we turned our backs on ‘stuff’ image
....Programming would swim far from the mainstream, too. The centre opened in May 2015 with a challenging play about two thwarted lovers trying to survive a recession in a city like Manchester. ...
Chapter closed? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 07:01:27 AM
Aldi plans to open up to eight stores in some UK towns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 06:56:14 PM
....”. Aldi opened its first UK store in Stechford, Birmingham, in 1990 but did not become a force to be reckoned with until the last recession, when both it and Lidl won over Britons struggling with their grocery bills at a time when food prices were soaring. ...
Living abroad? What does the Bank of England rate decision mean for you? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 03:49:00 PM
....While this is great news for borrowers, it has not been great news for savers. After the UK voted to Brexit, concerns that the economy could be tipped into recession saw the BoE cut borrowing costs once again. ...
Mr & Mrs Smith co-founder: ‘Don’t let yourself get comfortable’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 06:00:41 AM
.... Our emails never really wind down as our LA and Asia offices are starting their days as we’re ending ours. We were bracing ourselves in 2008, when the recession hit. ...
Robotics, AI​​ and 3D printing could close UK's productivity gap image
....“The beauty of it is, if we get this right, it doesn’t just drive productivity, but it also means that you’re driving jobs up the value chain, which means that people are getting better paid, so ultimately you raise living standards,” the 53-year-old says from the factory floor of Materials Solutions, which is 85% owned by Siemens and boasts big-name clients such as Rolls-Royce. “If you take it as an average, our living standards have hardly risen since the recession. ...
House price CRASH: Top London home values plunge lower in April image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 11:58:00 AM
....6 per cent in the year to April - the near fastest plunge since the financial crisis - showed research by Knight Frank. Suburbs favoured by the some of the world's richest people, such as Kensington and Chelsea have seen values tumble by more than 10 per cent from their post-recession peaks. ...
TV's got talent: top jobs in UK broadcasting up for grabs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 06:29:22 AM
....ITV’s chief executive, Adam Crozier, is stepping down after seven years at the helm of the UK’s biggest free-to-air commercial broadcaster. Crozier, who led a turnaround at ITV after the 2009 recession and successfully reduced the broadcaster’s reliance on advertising revenue by building up its production arm, will leave to pursue a portfolio of roles at private and publicly listed companies. ...
ITV chief executive Adam Crozier steps down after seven years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:25:36 AM
....ITV’s chief executive, Adam Crozier, is stepping down after seven years at the helm of the UK’s biggest free-to-air commercial broadcaster. Crozier, who led a turnaround at ITV after the recession and successfully reduced the broadcaster’s reliance on advertising revenue by building up its production arm, will leave at the end of June to pursue a portfolio of roles at private and publicly listed companies. ...
Barclays chief clashes with private equity firm over family dispute image
....KKR said the probe uncovered evidence that Aceco made payments to people involved in Brazil’s gargantuan “Car Wash” bribery and corruption scandal, some linked to the 2014 World Cup. Nitzan denied any involvement in fraud, saying KKR simply regretted an ill-fated investment made just before Brazil plunged into a deep recession. ...
UK needs £15bn in cuts or tax rises to clear deficit by 2022, says IFS image
....”. The financial crisis that began with a credit crunch in 2007 and escalated to the bailout of banks and a recession had led to a sharp reduction in national income for the UK, Emmerson’s analysis showed. ...
UK holiday parks hope for staycation boom as pound slides image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:01:20 AM
....John Salisbury, managing director of Ortus, a property lender, said: “Caravan, camping and holiday parks are going from strength to strength, combining value for money with high-standard facilities to maximise the guest experience. “The recession and the ensuing trend for staycations gave holiday parks, camping and caravan sites access to an even broader customer base. ...
Hero's legacy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 12:07:14 AM
....The future is fraught with challenges for the foundation. All the work it does with schools needs to be approved by state and city governments, but public finances are collapsing in Brazil thanks to the recession. ...
Personal insolvencies soar to highest level in three years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 02:34:07 PM
....“Compared with where insolvency numbers were a few years ago, personal insolvency rates are still low and the recent bankruptcy rises have been very small. However, a continued gradual upwards shift may be a sign that the post-recession return of high levels of consumer borrowing and spending is starting to reach its limits. ...
UK GDP growth slower than expected as inflation bites image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 02:33:56 PM
....A leading thinktank underscored the pressures on household budgets as it noted the weakness in wage growth started long before the Brexit vote. After adjusting for inflation, employees’ average earnings were still substantially below pre-recession levels, the Institute for Fiscal Studies said in a new analysis. ...
Hummus shortages after shops remove dip from sale over 'taste issues' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 01:18:52 PM
. Lovers of Middle Eastern cuisine are bracing themselves for a new kind of double dip recession as both Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer face a shortage of hummus. ...
Brexit economy: living standards are falling as the snap election looms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 10:38:58 AM
....Still, lending support to those who say May was right to call a vote sooner rather than later, unemployment remains low, the housing market is steady, stock markets are near record highs and business activity continues to rise – albeit at a slower pace. The economy appears to have lost momentum but has comfortably avoided the recession some had predicted in the wake of the Brexit vote. ...
Whatever the IMF thinks, we are a long way from the boom time of 2007 | Larry Elliott image
.... The world was experiencing the strongest period of sustained growth since the late 1960s and early 1970s and the fund thought the good times would continue. There was a bit of concern about the rip-roaring US housing market, but no suggestion that a crisis in the sub-prime mortgage market would be the catalyst for the biggest recession since the 1930s. ...
As more buy clothes online, Walmart eyes a piece of the action image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 11:00:12 AM
....Since October, more than 89,000 retail positions have been lost. According to some estimates, the sector is on track to lose more stores this year than during the great recession of 2008, its problems accelerating even as a consumer confidence is high and unemployment low, suggesting the changes are systemic and not cyclical. ...
Protectionism is rising the world over. Our best defense is fighting inequality | Wally Adeyemo image
.... Yet the institutions, norms and rules that form the backbone of the economic order have proven remarkably slow to change. The most prominent example was the inability of global financial regulation to keep pace with the innovation and evolution of the financial system, contributing to the most severe global recession since the Great Depression. ...
The Guardian view on the IMF: a global institution in an age of protection | Editorial image
....These are all timely warnings. Any one of the risks identified by the IMF could trigger a global downturn at a time when the political consequences of the last recession are still reverberating. ...
George Osborne: history will not be kind to a man whose flaws led to Brexit image
....When it became clear that many voters were impervious to the warnings, Osborne doubled down. He warned that the economy would plunge into an immediate recession in the event of a vote for Brexit. ...
Rise of the intern minority harms job hopes for the majority image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 07:11:58 PM
.... While just over 61% of graduates aged 21 to 30 were employed in high-skill occupations in 2008, the figure now is just under 56%. The sharp decline in job opportunities, triggered by the 2008 recession, led to an oversupply of graduates with the result that firms have been able to get highly skilled workers even for low-paid, insecure work, such as internships, the IPPR warned. ...

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