Cost of living crisis: what governments around the world are doing to help

From cancelling student loan debt to raising minimum wage, different strategies aim to reduce effects of soaring pricesThe Covid pandemic, soaring food and fuel prices, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have dealt a triple blow to people around the worl…

Burn out: Inside the 2 September Guardian Weekly

On the frontline of Britain’s energy bills crisis. Plus: Visions of outer space Get the Guardian Weekly magazine delivered to your home addressThe spiralling cost of living has been an increasingly urgent problem in the UK. But for many people, huge ri…

Britain hands billions to projects linked to labour abuse and climate damage

UK Export Finance used £5.24bn of taxpayer money to fund overseas energy and infrastructure ventures – despite its own review raising concernsThe British government has provided more than £5bn in the past three years to overseas energy and infrastructu…

Philippines considers four-day working week to combat rising costs

Economist calls for compressed working hours with 10-hour days in response to higher fuel pricesUkraine-Russia war – latest updatesThe Philippines is considering a four-day working week to conserve energy, as the cost of fuel continues to rise globally…

The rise in global inflation – the hit to living standards across the world

Analysis: From Pakistan to the US, Australia to Germany, the cost of living is rising to new highs and causing new hardshipsUS inflation reaches 40-year high at 7.5%Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial newsAfter decades lurking in the …

Global energy crisis: how key countries are responding

As demand increases amid the pandemic, there is a shortage of supply – and prices are rising rapidlyGlobal energy markets are facing the perfect storm. Demand for energy shot up after China and other major economies began to recover from the pandemic. …

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