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The companies giving cash to staff to help with the cost of living - and how much each will get

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As winter approaches and the cost-of-living crisis shows no sign of coming to an end, many companies are offering staff one-off payments or increasing wages to help them cope.

Research has shown around one in every firms with 250 or more employees has offered a one-off payment to their staff in the last three months.

This comes as i nflation hit a 40-year-high of 9.9%, with a new Energy Price Guarantee coming into effect from this month. Read more: 'It's a disgrace': The Manc holidaymakers, businesses and mortgage holders in 'fear and panic' over the pound's slump The payments come as many industries face a staffing crisis, struggling to recruit and retain workers.

But firms are also struggling with their own rising costs, with 27% saying their main concern is inflation, and 20% saying it is the cost of energy. Here we take a look at the businesses offering cost of living payments or bonuses... The online giant announced in October a special payment of up to £500 for its frontline workers.

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