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Worst reading since 1974 comes as households struggle to cope with cost of living crisis
Large numbers considering emigration amid prohibitively expensive housing, survey finds
Highest-ever increase in voluntary ‘living wage’ brought forward because of cost of living crisis
Ahead of Kwarteng’s Commons speech on Friday, economists warn of £60bn-a-year hole in public finances
Businesses welcome government help but say lack of clarity over its reach risks hitting investment
Despite the government’s energy package, spiralling costs and falling consumer spending mean the stage is set for recession
Rise forms part of €18bn package to ease impact of the cost of living crisis on poorer households
Politicisation of the rising cost of weekly shop illustrates challenges households and businesses face
Sterling briefly dips below $1.14 after retail sales data showed sharpest fall in more than a year
New minister issues ‘patronising’ instructions, including ban on use of Oxford comma
Rise in food and services costs keeps pressure on Bank of England to increase rates
The over-65s hold 47 per cent of housing equity and 7.4mn ‘extra’ bedrooms. Could the cost of living crisis change things?
New UK prime minister’s cost of living package risks policy divergence with central bank
Cost of debt-financed package could exceed £150bn as new UK prime minister names Kwasi Kwarteng chancellor
Fears volatility in housing market and high inflation may slow development activity in UK capital
Fall in card transactions amid rising cost of living hits manufacturing and service sectors
What options does incoming PM have to help struggling UK households?
Front-runner’s chancellor-in-waiting flags ‘fiscal loosening’ as allies say he will review spending rules
Watchdog urges workers to stay in retirement schemes despite cost of living crisis
Budget-busting challenges ahead mean everyone needs to check their sums this autumn
How should the sector handle this huge shock to living standards and household finances?
End Fuel Poverty Coalition urges next PM to swiftly help households cope with soaring energy bills
Soaring price of natural gas leads to knock-on effects, with companies such as 2 Sisters Food Group hit hard by rising costs
Health experts call on government to intervene over rising energy bills and falling living standards
Aslef action set to hit 12 train operating companies on September 15