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.... The issue was also raised in May by the Scottish parliament. PricewaterhouseCoopers recently found that 65% of UK businesses were “significantly concerned” over cyber risks to energy technology. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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UK electricity grid cyber-attack risk is 'off the scale' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 04:20:06 PM
.... The issue was also raised in May by the Scottish parliament. PricewaterhouseCoopers recently found that 65% of UK businesses were “significantly concerned” over cyber risks to energy technology. ...
Bad EU trade deal 'disastrous' for UK jobs, investment and growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 01:07:11 PM
....British businesses have rejected claims by leading Brexiters that trade with the rest of the world can replace free access to European markets, arguing that quitting the single market and customs union without a trade deal with the EU will harm their growth prospects. In a report by the former shadow chancellor Ed Balls and Peter Sands, senior fellows at Harvard University’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, UK businesses owners warned that a bad deal, or no deal, on Brexit would be disastrous for British jobs, investment and growth. ...
Brexit talks and government uncertainty cast a long cloud over business image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 11th of June 2017 12:01:00 AM
. Geoff, who heroically leapt in to save his friends, is on the mend and will be itching to help us make sense of what the election shock means for UK business. ...
Pound recovers after sharp falls as political turmoil hits markets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 04:46:50 PM
....Dr Adam Marshall, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, said the electorate’s split decision would generate further uncertainty for businesses “who are already grappling with currency fluctuations, rising costs, and the potential impacts of Brexit”. He said companies had been doing their best to screen out political noise for months to focus on their own operations, but warned: “This result will prove much harder for UK businesses to ignore. ...
Business and City leaders call for reassurance image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 08:06:32 AM
....The firm has recently invested heavily in a new factory in St Athan, Wales. Organisations representing thousands of UK businesses echoed Mr Palmer's message. ...
FTSE 100 steady as Burberry shares fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 08:06:48 AM
....In the FTSE 250, shares in electrical appliances retailer AO World fell 10. 7% after it warned of a significant slowdown in its UK business. ...
AO World warns of 'significant' slowdown in UK growth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 07:33:02 AM
. Shares in AO World, the online domestic appliance retailer, have fallen sharply after the firm warned that growth at its UK business was expected to slow "significantly" in the first quarter. ...
NatWest CLEARSPEND APP gives growing firms instant spending and budget insights image
....   . NatWest is also supporting UK business through its work with accelerator Espark and San Francisco hub developer RocketSpace which is opening a state-of-the art tech campus at the bank’s offices in north London in a few months’ time. ...
FTSE reaches record high as UK opinion poll spooks sterling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 06:37:09 PM
....Shares in Britain’s biggest companies reached record levels on Friday as a slump in the pound boosted the value of firms with overseas earnings. The FTSE 100 jumped 63 points to close the day at 7,547, closely followed by the FTSE 250, seen as a better barometer of the health of UK business, which also reached an all-time closing high, rising 57 points to 20,024. ...
Sterling's fall buoys UK manufacturers as export orders rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 01:17:38 PM
....UK factories have cashed in on the sharp fall in the pound since the Brexit vote, with export orders at the joint highest level in three and a half years. The stronger than expected findings from a survey by the CBI, the UK business trade body, suggest manufacturers had a decent start to the second quarter, boosting hopes that the sector will help prop up the wider economy as a consumer slowdown takes hold. ...
How to measure success in the world of megaprojects | Jane Dudman image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 06:09:48 AM
....One obvious example is Hinkley Point C, which is being built by French nuclear contractor EDF and its Chinese partners. The contract for the new power station was signed in September 2016 by UK business secretary Greg Clark, alongside Jean-Bernard Lévy, the chair of EDF, and He Yu, chair of China General Nuclear, who said the programme was a “triple win for China, Britain, and France” and the culmination of years of cooperation between the three countries. ...
Royal Mail posts strong rise in profits as parcels improve image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 06:33:54 AM
....Chief executive Moya Greene said: "We have made good progress against all of our strategic priorities. This has been a more challenging period for UK businesses and we have come through it well. ...
Tata Steel offers £550m to resolve long-running pensions row image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 05:18:09 PM
....Unions reacted cautiously to the announcement by the Indian-owned company that it would pump £550m into the British Steel pension scheme – one of the UK’s largest, with liabilities of £15bn and 130,000 members, including former employees from the days when it was part of a state-owned company. The scheme will also get a 33% stake in Tata’s UK business. ...
Tata Steel offers to pump £550m into closed pension fund image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 04:01:04 PM
. Tata Steel UK has offered to pay £550m into its now-closed pension scheme and give the fund a 33% stake in its UK business. ...
888 shares hit by Gambling Commission review image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 07:40:51 AM
.... . The company's UK business, which accounts for about 45% of group revenues, is involved in poker, casino, sports and bingo gambling. ...
Is it better to borrow money for a foreign property from home or overseas? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 12:00:00 AM
....The other issue with getting an overseas mortgage is that you will not receive the same protections as you would if you dealt with a UK institution. Bodies like the Financial Ombudsman Service can only deal with complaints regarding companies that operate in or from the UK, while the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) only regulates UK businesses, so if something went wrong you would not be able to claim compensation on an overseas mortgage. ...
Labour and National Grid image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 03:35:47 PM
....But the leaked manifesto calls for control of these companies, which could possibly be achieved by buying stakes in these businesses rather than nationalising them. BBC business editor Simon Jack says National Grid's UK business is estimated to be worth about £25bn. ...
Brexit slowdown fears as industrial output falls and trade deficit grows image
....The British Chambers of Commerce said that while the weaker pound was helping to make UK exporters more price competitive, they were also being hit by the rising costs of raw materials. “As the UK moves through the Brexit process and beyond, it is vital that more is done to provide greater practical assistance for exporters, including developing an expanded trade mission and fairs programme and funding front-line, face-to-face support for exporters to help get UK businesses trading with the world,” said Suren Thiru, head of economics at the BCC. ...
Robotics, AI​​ and 3D printing could close UK's productivity gap image
....”. With much at stake, the review is a major undertaking for Maier, but he does have support from a panel of UK business leaders including Sir Charlie Mayfield, the chairman of John Lewis Partnership, and Carolyn Fairbairn, the director general of the CBI. ...
Marks and Spencer hires Halfords boss Jill McDonald image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 08:30:15 AM
....Canaccord pointed out that it was the second time Halfords had lost a CEO to a "bigger" role at a rival. Former Halfords' chief executive Matt Davies left to run Tesco's UK business in 2015. ...
Mr Fixer image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 11:01:33 PM
.... But even if you have the cash, how the heck would you go about organising such an event?. The answer for the Saudi prince was simply to phone his concierge services provider, a UK business called Quintessentially. ...
Santander chief warns on 'changeable' UK economy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 10:31:49 AM
....Santander UK's Spanish owner is nursing an 8. 1% decline in profit from its UK business after a decline in the value of sterling. ...
FTSE 100 up 2% as European stocks rally after French vote image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 07:55:14 AM
....Bank shares across European markets were among the best performers. The FTSE 250 Index, seen as a better barometer of the health of UK business than the more international FTSE 100, rose 1. ...
Sports Direct breaks into US market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:32:02 AM
.... . In a research report they pointed out that Sports Direct had already vowed to take its UK business more upmarket. ...
Sir David Attenborough to become 3D hologram for Sky VR documentary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:15:04 AM
....Sky reported an 11% decline in operating profits to £1bn in the nine months to the end of March. Its UK business, which accounts for almost all of its profits, fell by 20%, from £1. ...
'Nearly half' of firms had a cyber-attack or breach image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 10:36:10 AM
....Most often, these breaches involved fraudulent emails being sent to staff or security issues relating to viruses, spyware or malware. The survey was completed by 1,500 UK businesses and included 30 in-depth interviews. ...
Tesco to offload opticians' business to Vision Express image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 10:13:34 AM
.... . Tesco UK chief executive Matt Davies said: "This allows us to further simplify and strengthen our UK business and ensures our customers are still able to enjoy high quality eye care services from Vision Express in our larger stores. ...
Services matter image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 11:13:46 PM
.... . Service industries are also likely to be an important area for British trade negotiators looking at opportunities for UK business after leaving the European Union. ...
Starbucks says Brexit vote hit UK profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 01:33:41 PM
. Starbucks has reported a sharp fall in profits at its UK business, which it has blamed on a slowing economy and the effect of the Brexit vote on consumer confidence. ...
Record company revenues hit new high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 11:18:29 PM
...."Britain's world-leading music sector has the potential for sustained growth in the years ahead, but this exciting future can only be realised if government makes creative businesses a priority post-Brexit," he added. UK artists needed to be able to tour freely in EU markets, and UK businesses needed to be able to employ the best talent, Mr Taylor argued. ...
Price rises and pay figures to underline Brexit strain on Britons image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 11:01:21 PM
.... But hiring slowed and average prices charged for goods and services rose at the fastest pace for almost six years. The weaker pound also has benefits for UK businesses, because it makes their goods and services significantly cheaper in overseas markets. ...
Ford sees a future in UK after Brexit, says CEO Mark Fields image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 8th of April 2017 08:56:57 AM
....Nissan announced it would build the new Qashqai and the X-Trail SUV at its Sunderland plant following government "support and assurances" after the Brexit vote. Mr Fields said: "I think our intent is making sure that our UK business remains very strong and that's why we're engaging with the governments to be able to say here's what we think we need to make sure that that remains a possibility and we stay across the continent and in the UK and we have a healthy business in Europe. ...
Amazon expands into UK's £96bn business-to-business market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 05:30:43 AM
. Amazon is targeting the multibillion-pound UK business-to-business market by launching a new service that sells office supplies, industrial tools and laboratory kits to companies. ...
What businesses want from the talks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 11:01:52 PM
.... More than 80% of big businesses are lobbying the government on the Brexit talks, according to a report by law firm Eversheds Sutherland. But rather than putting some firms ahead of others, ministers must "prioritise what's best for UK business across the board", says Adam Marshall, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce. ...
Dyson 'enormously optimistic' about post-Brexit trade image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 06:01:32 AM
. Sir James Dyson has said UK business success lies beyond Europe because that is where the fastest growth lies. ...
Savers are getting worse return than ever while risk takers are benefiting image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
....” TwentyFour Corporate Bond fund currently yields 4. 2 per cent and invests mainly in high-quality UK businesses, plus a sprinkling of riskier high-yield bonds. ...
Car deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 12:49:19 PM
....Both Vauxhall and Opel have been part of General Motors for nearly 100 years. GM bought UK business Vauxhall in 1925 for $2. ...
Peugeot-Citroën chief vows to save jobs in Vauxhall/Opel takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 12:35:46 PM
....The long-awaited announcement of the deal is expected to trigger a political battle between the French, German and UK governments to protect jobs and factories in their countries. Greg Clark, the UK business secretary, said: “Vauxhall has a long history of success in this country and we are determined to see that continue. ...
Business wish list image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 01:37:19 AM
...."There is a risk that Brexit distracts attention from the pressing need to make sure the UK economy is fit for the future," says Institute of Directors chief Stephen Martin. Mr Hammond should act to "re-energise" the UK business community, says the IoD. ...
UK economy 'loses momentum' as services growth slows image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 10:08:51 AM
....Earlier in the week, a similar survey of manufacturers had also suggested a slowdown last month. "A further slowdown in UK business activity growth in February adds to evidence that the economy has lost momentum after the impressive expansion seen at the end of last year," said Mr Williamson. ...
'Timid' financial regulator needs more powers, Lord Myners says image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 11:03:29 AM
....The FRC said it had requested more powers to tackle bad behaviour. From the end of MG Rover, to the near-collapse of Royal Bank of Scotland and HBOS, through to Tesco's accounting scandal and BHS's extinction, failings in corporate leadership have continued to stalk UK businesses. ...
UK robotics research gets £17.3m pledge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 07:42:08 AM
.... . "We want to help UK businesses make the most of trade and investment opportunities including in the US, through targeted support and bespoke business matching that better maximises their presence to win vital contracts abroad," she said. ...
Vauxhall production guaranteed until at least end of decade, PSA tells union image
....Carlos Tavares has been on a charm offensive with politicians and unions in the UK and Germany, trying to soothe fears over factory closures and job losses if the takeover goes ahead. A day after he talked about “speedy” cost savings from the deal, the former Nissan executive headed to London for talks with the UK business minister, Greg Clark, who described the meeting as constructive and reassuring. ...
Royal Bank of Scotland losses more than treble to £7bn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 07:32:39 AM
....The European Union ordered RBS to sell the unit by the end of 2017 to address competition concerns, but last year RBS failed to sell the business to Santander and talks with Clydesdale Bank failed. Instead, RBS and the government have suggested the bank gives £750m - which the bank has set aside - towards initiatives designed to boost competition in UK business banking. ...
Vauxhall job fears rise as Peugeot boss mentions 'speedy' savings image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 11:00:40 AM
....Tavares said he wanted to create a new “European car champion” and pledged to work with national governments and unions worried about job losses. He is due to meet with the UK business secretary, Greg Clark, and Len McCluskey, the general secretary of Unite, Britain’s biggest union, in London on Friday. ...
Vauxhall's future in UK is secure, says business secretary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 03:35:55 PM
. The UK business secretary has said he has been reassured about the future of General Motors’ Vauxhall production operations in Britain, following a meeting with the US carmaker’s chairman. ...
Tata Steel workers agree to pension cuts to save 8,000 jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 03:01:00 PM
....Tony Brady, national officer at Unite, said steelworkers had made “great sacrifices” to try to protect the company’s future, which has been at risk since Tata Steel announced a review of its operations nearly a year ago. Tata Steel had proposed saving 8,000 jobs in its UK business and the Port Talbot steelworks by investing £1bn in modernising its operations over the next 10 years. ...
Unite leader warns GM his union will not accept any Vauxhall job losses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 02:13:22 PM
.... Opel, founded in 1862, has a workforce of about 35,600 across Europe, including 18,250 in Germany. The UK business secretary, Greg Clark, spoke to Ammann on Tuesday and met McCluskey, the Unite general secretary, on Wednesday to discuss the potential sale of Opel. ...
Aldi becomes UK's fifth largest supermarket image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 09:18:50 AM
....2008 Aldi and rival Lidl get a boost as credit crunch hits UK. 2010 Matthew Barnes and Roman Heini take charge of UK business. ...
Highly paid part-time roles on the up as employers embrace job shares image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 12:01:38 AM
....A survey of 200 managers showed that two out of five would consider hiring candidates for a senior role as part of a job-share. Timewise said a growing number of UK businesses were “tearing up” the idea of restricting staff to a nine-to-five, Monday-to-Friday working week. ...
Steelworkers to vote on Port Talbot rescue plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 02:08:58 PM
....Thousands of steelworkers will vote on rescue proposals for the Port Talbot steelworks this week in a definitive moment for the crisis in the industry. Tata Steel has tabled a proposal to save 8,000 job in its UK business, including the Port Talbot steelworks in south Wales, by investing £1bn into modernising its operations over the next 10 years. ...
Sky to offer full TV service without a dish for the first time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 08:31:45 AM
....Sky is to make its full TV service of hundreds of channels available without the need for a satellite dish for the first time, as it looks to stem customer defections to rivals such as BT. The pay-TV giant, which had an 18% plunge in profits at its UK business in the last six months of 2016 thanks to spiralling Premier League rights costs, said it would launch the broadband-delivered TV service next year. ...
Brexit and Trump mean 'dangerous new phase' for Airbus, says boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 04:37:09 PM
....Airbus has warned of a “dangerous new phase” as it faces the twin threat of Brexit and the policies of the Trump administration. Tom Williams, chief operating officer and president of commercial aircraft at the European company, told MPs on the Treasury select committee that it would be “pretty scary” if Airbus were no longer able to operate a successful UK business with the ability to seamlessly move goods and people around the European Union. ...
Rolls-Royce lobbied ministers to weaken anti-bribery proposals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 06:19:54 PM
....Documents from a 2004 court case show how Rolls-Royce, in alliance with other multinationals, exerted pressure on the government to water down proposals that were intended to combat bribery. Tony Blair’s government had proposed strengthening rules to stop bribery in contracts that were supported by the UK’s export credit agency and ministers said they were stepping up efforts to prevent UK businesses paying bribes to secure contracts overseas. ...
May and Hammond fail to win new fans among tough Davos crowd | Larry Elliott image
.... He reinforced May’s comments about the need to create a global Britain that was open for business but left open the possibility that the government would retaliate if the rest of the EU decided it wanted to punish the UK for voting to leave. Should political retribution triumph over economic logic, Hammond told a UK business lunch, Britain would do whatever it took to remain competitive. ...
Top fund manager likens Trump market rally to dotcom bubble image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 06:20:12 PM
....Global markets have been buoyed by president elect Donald Trump’s promises to introduce measures to boost economic growth. On top of that the FTSE 100 has been lifted by a fall in sterling since the Brexit vote, which has helped those companies which make most of their earnings overseas and has also made UK businesses cheaper for overseas investors. ...
Tesco set to cut 1,000 jobs in restructuring plans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 06:38:03 PM
....Anstead said: “If our forecasts are correct we expect Morrisons to be most pleased with the way in which trading panned out, although we also expect further evidence of Tesco’s ongoing momentum. “We do know that Tesco’s UK business had a relatively strong Christmas period last year [2015]. ...
Tax, not tech, gives Airbnb advantages in UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 10:27:41 AM
....Where a traditional hotel has to pay expensive business rates on its property, and charge VAT on the entire cost of its stay, individuals and small businesses who let out rooms on Airbnb have a much lighter taxation regime: the service only charges VAT on its service fees, not on the bulk of the cash transferred from guest to host, and homeowners are recipients of a number of tax breaks aimed at encouraging them to take on lodgers. Larger UK businesses are also levied VAT, but only when their revenue tops £83,000, something only the largest Airbnb hosts achieve. ...
CES 2017: UK support to tech firms 'an embarrassment' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 12:03:16 AM
....But a spokeswoman for the UK's Department for International Trade (DIT) said it thought it was more effective for UK attendees to base themselves elsewhere in product-themed areas. "The UK continues to be a world-leader in the tech and innovation industry, and events like CES can provide UK businesses with vital contacts to build their brand abroad," she said. ...
Why the UK economy could fare better in 2017 than forecasters predict image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 12:36:53 PM
....There is little sign of it yet, but in theory the weak pound should help UK exports by making them cheaper in overseas markets. If the government wants UK businesses to capitalise on the drop in sterling it will need to give them more support to crack new markets such as one-to-one mentoring and funding to attend trade fairs. ...
Santa Rally sends FTSE 100 to new record high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 09:49:18 AM
....9p after it announced a £112m sale of its Dunlop brand to Japan's Sumitomo Rubber Industries. The retailer said it did not have the capacity to "develop and manage international brands simultaneously" and needed to prioritise its core UK businesses and relationships with third party brands. ...
Majority of managers think Brexit uncertainty will affect UK economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 12:01:20 AM
.... Managers in the private sector were more optimistic than those in the public and charity sectors. The CMI’s chief executive, Ann Francke, said the results showed that despite uncertain times ahead there were still opportunities for “forward-thinking” UK businesses. ...
Sports Direct sells Dunlop for $137m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of December 2016 12:58:13 PM
.... Its gear has been used by sporting figures including tennis champions Rod Laver, John McEnroe and Steffi Graf, as well as golfers such as the 2011 British Open winner Darren Clarke and the former world number one Lee Westwood. In a statement, Sports Direct said it did “not currently have the bandwidth to develop and manage international brands simultaneously”, and needed to prioritise its core UK businesses and relationships with third-party brands. ...
Four in 10 British businesses fear post-Brexit skills shortages image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of December 2016 12:01:03 AM
. Almost half of UK business leaders are worried about post-Brexit skills shortages and fear they will not find enough suitable staff in 2017, according to a survey by one of the UK’s leading business organisations. ...
American Apparel shuts 12 of its 13 UK stores with loss of 150 jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of December 2016 11:31:33 AM
....American Apparel has closed all but one of its 13 UK stores with the loss of 150 jobs. The Los Angeles-based fashion brand, known for hotpants and slinky leggings, put its UK business into administration last month just before the troubled parent company agreed a deal to be taken over by Canadian T-shirt maker Gildan Activewear. ...
CBI calls for barrier-free trade with EU after Brexit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 12:35:17 AM
....In a report, it also called for a migration system that allowed firms to obtain the skills and labour they need. The government said it was committed to delivering the best possible access to European markets for UK businesses. ...
Actavis UK accused of overcharging NHS for vital drug image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 07:32:35 AM
...." . Teva recently acquired the Actavis UK business as part of its deal to buy Actavis Generics from drug firm Allergan. ...
UK inflation at two-year high as clothing prices rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 09:34:38 AM
....Ben Brettell, senior economist at Hargreaves Lansdown, said October's slight fall in the CPI now looked like a blip. "Sterling weakness continues to raise the cost of inputs for UK businesses, and there are signs these cost increases are slowly being passed on to consumers," he said. ...
Brexit: Guy Verhofstadt warns against 'eternal' interim deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 01:07:07 AM
....He insisted this could be done without delaying the Brexit process. Sir Keir said Labour wanted to see tariff-free trade for UK businesses, no new "bureaucratic burdens", protection for the competitiveness of the services and manufacturing sectors and for workplace protections to be maintained. ...

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