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Luxury goods appear inflation proof - but will they be able to handle China's lockdowns?

Inflation is on everybody's mind - whether that is in the UK, elsewhere in Europe or the United States.

Inflation hits 40-year high - who's hurting the most? And could upskilling tackle labour shortages?

On the Ian King Business podcast we have the latest assessment about inflation - reaching a 40-year high - and ask if it'll get worse; there's also…

Five things that could help ease the cost of living crisis

The cost of living has become one of the major political focuses as bills rise and inflation soars, with households feeling the squeeze.

Banks off the hook as City watchdog concludes probe into COVID cash calls

The City watchdog will not pursue enforcement action against banks accused of unfairly muscling their way into pandemic rescue fundraisings despite…

Cost of living: Mr Kipling plots further price rises as Premier Foods' shareholder rewards soar 20%

Premier Foods, behind branded goods such as Ambrosia custard and Mr Kipling, has warned of price rises ahead after reporting full year results that…

Cost of living crisis: Inflation figure is shocking - and there is worse to come

There is no getting away from the shock of the headline figure here.

COVID-19: 'Eye-watering' fraud levels in loans missed by government, says watchdog

Fraud and errors related to loans from the government’s COVID-19 business support schemes will cost taxpayers at least £4.9bn, a parliamentary…

Cost of living: Rishi Sunak refuses to rule out windfall tax on oil giants as as senior Conservative…

Rishi Sunak has refused to rule out introducing a one-off windfall tax on oil and gas producers in an attempt to cut household energy bills - as some…

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng writes to fuel giants reminding them to pass on tax cuts to motorists…

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has written to the leading petrol retailers "to remind them of their responsibilities" to pass on tax cuts to motorists.

Wages fall sharply, investing in Andorra and Vietnam, and recycling cans

On today's Ian King Business Podcast: inflation pressures continue after a sharp fall in wages; Taavet Hinrikus talks about his start-up helping boost…

Senior Uber executive Heywood hails departure from rides app

The executive who became the face of Uber Technologies' series of licensing battles with London's transport authorities is leaving the ride-hailing…

Cost of living: Fall in real wages intensifies as inflation hits earnings - but jobless rate at lowest…

Real wages have dropped by 1.2% as regular pay growth fails to keep up with soaring inflation, according to the latest official figures, suggesting…

Morrisons owner CD&R hatches £2.5bn swoop on facilities management giants

The private equity firm, which last year swooped to buy the supermarket chain Morrisons, is hatching an audacious plan to buy and merge two major players…

Cost of living: Minister 'somewhat surprised' at Bank of England's 'apocalyptic' food price warning

A Cabinet minister has said he was "somewhat surprised" to hear the Bank of England warn of "apocalyptic" food price rises.

One in four people skipping meals over rising cost of living worries, poll for Sky News suggests

Rising bills have meant one in four people have resorted to skipping meals, according to a survey of more than 2,000 Britons.