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Anarchy in the U.K.: Labour Shortages Amid Soaring Inflation

Demand for workers is about 60% above its pre-COVID level. The paradox is that while the U.K. labour market is extremely ‘tight’ – a good thing for workers – those same workers are suffering from a cost of living crisis.
19 May 22

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