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"It's surely the biggest high street loser of the pandemic – and management can have few complaints." Even Primark must succumb to the online revolution eventually, writes @benjaminmarlow 

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"The dearth of European workers will mean higher wages, bigger investment in automation – and a squeeze on corporate profitability." The Brexit exodus will fundamentally reshape our economy, writes @mattlynnwriter 

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"The reputational risk in being the principal financier of the Super League – a project that UEFA's president likened to a 'spit in the face of football lovers' – is massive. Bank-bashers will see it as a gift." ✍️ @benjaminmarlow 

HMRC will miss an opportunity to clamp down on furlough fraud as the scheme will wrap up before the taxman reassesses the damage done by cheating firms, the National Audit Office has warned. @tomelleryrees  reports

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Unemployment drops below 5% 👇 • @The_IoD : "Green shoots of a recovery are emerging" • Company payrolls still fall for the first time in four months Get all the details, analysis and reaction to this morning's unemployment data via our live blog

"Securing a stronger recovery beyond the first explosion of pent-up demand requires more investment in people." Bosses need to step up spending on workers' training if Britain is to avoid another lost decade, writes @Tim_Wallace 

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Asda billionaires pile their plate high with Leon takeover | @JamesLiamCook 

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An end is in sight for management over junior bankers' protests in today's @alexmasterley  cartoon – find the full strip and jokes from all of April here:

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"We are at an extraordinary moment in economic history." The Great Inflation boom is coming – and the Fed is complicit, writes Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

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EXCLUSIVE: Former Commissioner of the Met Police Lord Hogan-Howe was a paid adviser to collapsed lender Greensill Capital at the same time as working at the heart of Whitehall. @BenGartside98  a @tomelleryreesd  report

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~ a #thread  👇 A startling estimate has caught the eye of economists: that London's population may have plunged by 700,000 during the pandemic. What do we know and will it spell trouble for the city's economy? @tomelleryrees  takes a closer look

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The switch to clean hydrogen energy is accelerating fast and heading for much lower costs than sceptics suppose… So explains Ambrose Evans-Pritchard in his latest analysis (🔓 free to read until 3.30pm). So what do you need to know? Here's a #thread  👇

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Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states are doing the same. Abu Dhabi is already developing desert solar power for $1.35 per kWh. This will be converted into hydrogen through electrolysis to make clean synthetic jet fuel. It means carbon-free air travel is in sight…

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London's population has been hit by a double whammy: office work shifting online, and native and foreign-born workers moving out 👇 The WFH revolution has tempted employees out of the capital, with many seeking cheaper rents…

LIVE: "Alarm bells ringing" as UK manufacturers suffer biggest slowdown since 2012 – follow our business live blog for the latest news, analysis and reaction #economy  #manufacturing 

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First, change is underway. The oil "super majors" are reinventing themselves for net-zero life, deploying their engineering and offshore know-how to lock carbon underground and unlock hydrogen above ground…

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Sterling has started the year with a bang, smashing through $1.38 against the dollar to its highest level in years. And there's room for improvement, with analysts predicting it will soon break $1.40. Why? Here are four reasons (a #thread  👇)

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There are also signs of trouble brewing in the property market. Average house prices in London rose above £500,000 for the first time in Nov, but the struggling rental market may be a better gauge of problems. Rental costs tumbled 5% year-on-year across the capital in Nov 👇

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