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....Dyson said that WTO tariffs – which range from 5% to 10% – had “not held us back at all” and were a “tiny penalty to pay” for trading with Europe. Other business leaders have warned that the UK economy would be hurt by a “hard Brexit” from the single market and the introduction of WTO tariffs on trading with Europe. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Dyson plays down hard Brexit concerns as company posts £2.5bn record sales image
....Dyson said that WTO tariffs – which range from 5% to 10% – had “not held us back at all” and were a “tiny penalty to pay” for trading with Europe. Other business leaders have warned that the UK economy would be hurt by a “hard Brexit” from the single market and the introduction of WTO tariffs on trading with Europe. ...
Do not let Brexit ruin car industry, urges chair of London Taxi Company image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 07:51:15 AM
....Geely saved the maker of London’s black cabs from the brink of collapse in 2013. The company was founded by Li Shufu, who the business secretary described as “one of China’s great business leaders and therefore one of the world’s great business leaders”. ...
Sports Direct's move to put worker on board branded 'PR exercise' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:38:42 AM
. Sports Direct’s decision to allow a worker representative to attend its board meetings is not enough to solve the retailer’s deep corporate governance failings, unions and business leaders have warned. ...
Taxi drivers and business leaders call for diesel scrappage scheme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:22:46 PM
. Taxi drivers and business leaders have added their voices to the growing campaign calling on ministers to introduce a diesel scrappage scheme to tackle dangerous levels of air pollution. ...
Dyson shrugs off Brexit fears with massive UK expansion plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:19:58 PM
.... There are also concerns that jobs could be lost at Vauxhall’s factories in Ellesmere Port and Luton if PSA Group, the owner of Peugeot, completes a deal to buy parent company General Motors’ European business. Dyson was one of the most prominent business leaders to publicly support Brexit before the referendum in June. ...
George Osborne warns against leaving EU without trade deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 03:18:11 PM
....". The ex-chancellor told business leaders that the UK could not rely on new trade deals beyond Europe after Brexit. ...
Delay Brexit if no trade deal reached, say business leaders image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 03:23:30 AM
. Brexit should be delayed if no trade deal can be struck with the EU by the end of the two-year negotiating process, business leaders have said. ...
LSE/Deutsche Börse merger on brink of failure over EU demand image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 01:58:11 AM
.... Deutsche Börse, which operates the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, will have a 54% stake in the enlarged business. This has caused alarm in the UK among eurosceptic MPs and some Brexit-backing business leaders, while the location of its headquarters in London caused concern in Germany. ...
Business rates: pressure grows for total rethink on controversial tax image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 05:43:01 PM
....Theresa May, the prime minister, and Sajid Javid, the communities secretary, told parliament on Wednesday that small businesses facing a sharp increase in their business rates bill from April could receive support in the budget next month. However, business leaders and MPs are now pushing the chancellor for a wider review of the controversial tax. ...
Losing banking jobs to EU 'threatens financial stability across Europe' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 06:00:11 PM
....The City of London has warned that the loss of banking jobs to EU countries due to Brexit could threaten British and European financial stability. Interviews with more than half a dozen senior bankers and business leaders reveal growing certainty that the threat of losing single market access will force a wave of relocations this year and may cause an “unwinding” of a cluster of related businesses. ...
Small shops recoil in the face of business rates that will more than double image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 04:00:05 PM
....”. Hart was one of a small collection of business leaders who met the local MP, the Conservative Thérèse Coffey, on Friday morning to discuss their fears. ...
Paris steps up drive to woo London bankers uprooted by Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 04:04:18 PM
....Paris is targeting the “tens of thousands” of bankers its hopes will be driven out of London by Brexit, dangling the promise of tax breaks and flexible redundancy rules to complement the French capital’s cultural charms. In one of the most aggressive marketing initiatives yet, a delegation of political and business leaders from France met representatives of about 80 banks and fund managers for a summit on Monday on the 37th floor of the Shard in central London. ...
Business leaders call for transport revolution to rebalance UK economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 06:00:22 AM
. Theresa May’s attempt to rebalance the UK economy risks being derailed without a transport revolution to modernise links to the north of England’s airports, business leaders have warned. ...
Dow Jones hits record high – is Trump good for stock markets? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 03:18:04 PM
Bernie Sanders supports Trump's TPP order while McCain criticizes opting out image
....e US interests,” said Ikenson. At his meeting with business leaders earlier in the day Trump had warned again that he intends to punish US companies that ship jobs overseas. ...
Trump withdraws from Trans-Pacific Partnership amid flurry of orders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 05:46:50 PM
....”. Earlier, Trump met a group of top business leaders including Elon Musk, the head of SpaceX, and the executives from Dell, Johnson & Johnson and Lockheed Martin. ...
MPs question post-Brexit viability of May's industrial strategy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 03:45:43 PM
. Trade unions, MPs and business leaders have questioned whether the government’s new industrial strategy will succeed if Britain leaves the single market in Europe, despite Theresa May pledging that it will create a platform for businesses to grow after Brexit. ...
Hurrah for the industrial strategy. At last Britain has a plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 06:59:23 AM
.... His argument was that industries and companies who were not part of the strategy felt isolated. Nonetheless, almost nine out of 10 business leaders surveyed by the influential Institute of Directors (IoD) said that they were in favour of an industrial strategy. ...
Skills and infrastructure top priority in industrial strategy, say UK firms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 08:00:30 AM
. The government’s new industrial strategy must focus on improving skills and infrastructure in Britain rather than bailing out struggling large companies, according to a survey of business leaders. ...
Nissan to review Sunderland plant's competitiveness after Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 07:17:27 PM
....The government has refused to publish the letter to Nissan in which assurances were given by Greg Clark, the business secretary. May, who set out her vision for a post-Brexit Britain in a speech on Tuesday, was in Davos to meet bankers and business leaders. ...
George Soros: Theresa May won't last and Trump is 'would-be dictator' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 02:23:23 AM
....On the eve of Trump’s inauguration as president, Soros delivered a scathing assessment, saying the “impostor and con-man” was “gearing up for a trade war” which would have “a very far-reaching effect in Europe and other parts of the world”. The “would-be-dictator … didn’t expect to win, he was surprised”, Soros told an audience of business leaders and journalists in Davos where the World Economic Forum is being held. ...
May and Hammond fail to win new fans among tough Davos crowd | Larry Elliott image
.... May and Hammond had two aims in Davos. The first was to convince UK business leaders they had a plan, an objective largely achieved even among those that think tough times lie ahead. ...
Companies must share benefits of globalisation, Theresa May tells Davos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 11:21:27 AM
....The London mayor, Sadiq Khan, said the UK must ensure “privileged access” to the single market after it leaves the EU. “There’s got to be a recognition that so-called hard Brexit benefits no one, in relation to London, the UK, or Europe,” said Khan, who has been meeting business leaders and politicians in Davos. ...
Calls for ex-Rolls-Royce CEO to lose knighthood after firm admits bribery image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 07:48:18 PM
.... Under Rose’s management Rolls-Royce’s profits rose more than fivefold, and he was widely praised as a captain of industry upon stepping down in 2011. Vince Cable, the then-business secretary, praised him as “a tremendous business leader”. ...
Xi Jinping signals China will champion free trade if Trump builds barriers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 03:50:06 PM
....He added that links between the two countries had “weathered wind and rain, but generally have continued to forge ahead”, saying that under Barack Obama there had been a “correct” development in relations. In the first speech by a Chinese president at the annual Davos meeting of global political and business leaders, Xi said China would keep its borders open, stressed that there would be no winners from a trade war, and urged that all countries continued to support the 2015 Paris climate change accord. ...
Davos without Donald Trump is like Hamlet without the prince image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 10:29:43 AM
.... That, bluntly, is how Davos feels this year. The usual caravan of business leaders, academics, clerics, journalists and celebs has trekked up into the high Alps for their annual January get-together, but the man everyone is talking about is 3,000 miles away awaiting his inauguration in Washington later this week. ...
Can a $26m-a-year fund manager really rethink executive pay? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 07:00:32 AM
. Among the 3,000 politicians, business leaders, economists and celebrities attending this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos will be a 64-year-old with receding hair and rimless glasses. ...
Top bosses question benefits of globalisation, PwC survey finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 06:30:16 PM
....The poll of almost 1,400 executives from 79 countries was conducted between September and December last year. Moritz said the findings showed that business leaders were aware of the disquiet that led to the political shocks of 2016. ...
IMF upgrades UK forecast but notes Brexit terms are 'unsettled' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 02:00:25 PM
....Obstfeld noted signs of widespread frustration around the world at what many feel is an unfair distribution of the fruits of globalisation and economic growth. As policymakers and business leaders gather in Davos for the World Economic Forum, and with inequality top of this year’s agenda, the IMF became the latest in a line of international bodies to call for more shared prosperity. ...
Robotics, Trump and Brexit turn up the heat amid the snow of Davos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of January 2017 03:59:30 PM
....Donald Trump’s US election victory and the UK’s vote to leave the European Union will cast a long shadow over the global elite’s annual gathering in the Swiss ski resort of Davos this week. This year, 3,000 politicians, business leaders, economists, entrepreneurs, charity leaders and celebrities will head to the World Economic Forum (WEF) to discuss the state of the world. ...
Natarajan Chandrasekaran: Who is new Tata Group chairman? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 10:28:22 AM
.... . Apart from being an accomplished business leader, Mr Chandrasekaran is also known for being an avid runner. ...
Auto industry's Trump fear: 'Everyone dreads being subject of a tweet' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of January 2017 08:00:14 AM
.... The stakes might be different but the it’s a similar sort of thing,” Ikenson said. So far, corporate reaction to Trump’s election has been bland; business leaders like that he’s is “pro-growth” and wants to cut red tape. ...
'Stay curious' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 12:03:03 AM
. With 2017 now five days old, any business leader worth his or her salt has got their plans in place for the next 12 months. ...
UK economy ends 2016 on high – but rising import prices starting to bite image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 12:01:34 AM
.... But the quarterly health check by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) found that business activity in the last three months of the year failed to rebound to historic levels, leaving companies worse off than a year ago. And the survey, among the largest of its kind with more than 7,200 respondents, detected concerns among business leaders that rising import prices would slow growth this year. ...
Rex Tillerson cuts ties with Exxon Mobil via $180m retirement package image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 02:16:38 PM
.... The president elect has investments and building in countries around the world. His children will manage his portfolio of businesses and have already been invited to meetings with top government officials and business leaders. ...
Trump's tweets keep US manufacturers on their toes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 01:54:38 PM
....30am tweet without consulting Mary Barra, GM’s chief executive, whom he appointed last month to his strategic and policy forum, which he said would help him formulate his economic and business policies. “This forum brings together CEOs and business leaders who know what it takes to create jobs and drive economic growth,” Trump said at the time of Barra’s appointment. ...
Brexit: pro-leave Next boss urges government to lay out core principles image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 01:51:50 PM
....”. Wolfson was one of a handful of senior business leaders to openly back Brexit but has said in the past that the referendum vote was about UK independence, not isolation, and the country should be aiming for “an open, global-facing economy”. ...
Ford cancels plans for Mexico plant as Donald Trump threatens to tax GM image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 02:49:16 PM
.... During his election campaign Trump praised GM and revealed he is the owner of at least three GM vehicles. GM chief executive officer Mary Barra is a member of Trump’s panel of business leaders assembled to advise the president-elect. ...
Lloyd's of London's Inga Beale made a dame in New Year honours list image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of December 2016 10:30:11 PM
....”. Other business leaders to be honoured include Ian Powell, the former chairman of the PwC accountancy firm, who receives a knighthood. ...
Brexit, strikes and pay revolts: the year in business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 06:00:27 AM
.... Both events sent shock waves through financial markets and will have repercussions for businesses in the year ahead. Even without the political turmoil, 2016 was a dramatic year for business leaders. ...
Pro-Brexit group calls for EU free trade deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of December 2016 11:24:04 PM
...."Businesses across Europe will want trade with the UK to continue as usual after Brexit and any hint of trade barriers by the European Commission will be rejected," they wrote. "It is vital that these business leaders make representations to their national governments to ensure that the EU is open for business. ...
UK factories wary of sterling's fall and rising costs in new year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of December 2016 04:49:56 PM
....There have also been indications that business investment is slowing but a separate poll from the Institute of Directors (IoD) suggested firms were still willing to spend and expand in 2017. Its survey of 844 business leaders suggested they were cautiously upbeat about the year ahead. ...
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. ...
Venezuela postpones bank note ban after chaos and cash shortages image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 01:20:51 AM
.... Earlier on Saturday, about 400 people in western Tachira state jumped fences and defied security personnel to surge into Colombia in search of food and medicines, which are scarce in Venezuela, witnesses said. In southern Bolivar state, people broke into dozens of shops and warehouses in various towns, witnesses and business leaders said. ...
Donald Trump faces Senate backlash over ‘cabinet of billionaires’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 12:04:36 AM
.... The implication was that, under the leadership of Trump, America Inc would finally begin to punch its weight in the market of global diplomacy. According to Peter Henning, a constitutional law professor at Wayne State University, appointing business leaders to top political positions has become the norm in American politics, but Trump’s nominations were “unique in the volume of people with minimal, if any, government experience”. ...
Philip Hammond: Japanese banks are concerned about Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 11:46:34 AM
....Japan’s financial sector has “concerns” about Britain’s exit from the European Union, Philip Hammond said on Thursday after he sought to reassure the country’s banks that London was striving to guarantee them “maximum possible access” to EU markets post-Brexit. The chancellor, who is in Japan to meet government officials and business leaders, said he had been “seeking to engage with Japanese businesses, particularly in the financial services sector, about the challenges and opportunities” presented by Brexit. ...
Brexit migration rules could harm City's lead in financial services technology image
. London’s lead in financial services technology risks being blunted by bureaucratic new migration rules, according to business leaders cited by the latest House of Lords report on leaving the European Union. ...
Trump picks Exxon chief Rex Tillerson for secretary of state image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 07:01:29 PM
....President-elect Donald Trump has confirmed the chief executive of Exxon Mobil, Rex Tillerson, as his choice for US secretary of state. In a statement, Mr Trump praised Mr Tillerson, 64, as among the "most accomplished business leaders and international dealmakers" in the world. ...
Urgent Brexit deal needed to avert banking job losses, peers to warn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 06:06:17 PM
....The Lords report on financial services is the fourth and probably the most important in a series of agenda-shaping reports from peers that will inform the first phase of the detailed debate on Brexit. Pressure is mounting among business leaders for more clarity from the government on how much time they may have to adjust to a new trade regime, with many warning that a transition phase is only useful if the long-term policy direction is clear. ...
Vikings rule image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 12:03:25 PM
...."We are brought up with the notion that we should have the same opportunities and rights as men, all the time and always, but we know that we aren't there yet. There is still an unexplained inequality with the gender and we still have far too few women's business leaders in general. ...
Office parties image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 12:02:01 AM
....Hakan Enver says the "excitement can get to people" and they may behave inappropriately. "You need to be aware you are on company time and you have all your business leaders in the room," he advises. ...
Yes, Italy’s constitution needs fixing. But not as urgently as its banks do image
.... Senators will have a different job. There are economists and business leaders who describe the reforms as crucial to Italy’s ability to claw its way back to health. ...
Brexit EU customs union deal possible - trade minister image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 07:28:17 PM
....In the Commons on Thursday, Brexit Secretary David Davis had said the "major criterion" was getting the best access for goods and services to the European market. Later, in a speech to CBI Wales in Cardiff, Mr Davis sought to reassure business leaders that immigration controls after Brexit will not be imposed "in a way that it is contrary to the national and economic interest". ...
Theresa May to unveil boardroom crackdown on private big business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 12:01:33 AM
.... In July, after a damning report by MPs into the collapse of department store BHS, she also prepared the way for closer scrutiny of private companies. Proposals published on Tuesday will reopen the debate about ways to clamp down on unacceptable boardroom behaviour – although May has already told business leaders that she does not intend to force companies to directly appoint workers or consumer representatives on to their boards. ...
Mark Carney plan for Brexit gets cool response from Gove image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 27th of November 2016 03:10:34 PM
....Brexit supporters have rejected plans reportedly backed by Bank of England Governor Mark Carney for an extended transition when Britain leaves the EU. He hosted dinners last week with business leaders about keeping single market access for at least two years after Brexit, the Sunday Times claims. ...
Business leaders challenge Theresa May's pay proposals image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 25th of November 2016 03:19:54 AM
. Theresa May's attempt to reform corporate pay and governance faces more challenges from business leaders. ...
May just about manages to hold CBI's attention - thanks to a moth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 07:09:05 PM
....The timing could have been better. Just two days before Philip Hammond was due to explain in his autumn statement how Brexit was going to blow a £100bn hole in the country’s finances, Theresa May found herself at the Grosvenor House hotel in central London to sweet-talk business leaders at the Confederation of British Industry’s annual conference. ...
Theresa May: I won't force companies to appoint workers to their boards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 11:52:28 AM
. Theresa May has told business leaders that her government will not force companies to directly appoint workers or consumers on to their boards, watering down an earlier pledge on the issue. ...
Theresa May bids to reassure business on Brexit 'cliff-edge' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 04:24:39 AM
....Business folk were pleased to hear her say, when questioned, that she understood their fears over a potential cliff edge of trading and regulatory uncertainty the day after Britain leaves the EU but weren't so pleased she declined to reassure them with details of her plan. If business leaders were hoping to be treated to the same fireside chat that seemed to comfort the boss of Nissan, they would have left disappointed. ...
Business rate hike may force UK's shops to raise prices image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of November 2016 06:03:24 PM
....”. Separately, business leaders from eight trade bodies have condemned government plans to clamp down on business rates appeals, claiming it could cost small and medium-sized companies more than £700m over the next five years. ...
CBI to make plea to Theresa May for a ‘smooth Brexit’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of November 2016 12:05:22 AM
....In a speech on Monday to its annual conference, the president of the Confederation of British Industry, Paul Drechsler, will insist that the UK must retain its “privileged” access to the EU single market, keep its borders open to European talent, and agree lengthy transitional arrangements with the EU, to stop businesses falling of a “cliff edge” on the day the UK leaves. The warning, before Philip Hammond’s first autumn statement , is a sign of growing frustration among business leaders at the government’s refusal to spell out its intentions on the UK’s involvement with the single market and customs union. ...
May: Britain has 'historic chance' to give leadership to world image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 09:18:41 PM
....Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said: "Theresa May is trying to have her cake and eat it. She talks about being pro-business but won't offer the one thing business leaders needs most: clarity on her plans for Britain's future with Europe. ...
Donald Trump has plenty of economic issues to hit before he gets to the UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of November 2016 07:00:12 AM
....The scandals involving BHS and Sports Direct highlight why people may have come to question the benefits of tariff-fee imports and exports. While business leaders like Green and Ashley have filled their boots and expanded empires, the workers who have driven their stores’ success have not shared their wealth. ...
Workers 'cutting hours' because of childcare costs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 13th of November 2016 03:04:31 AM
. More than one in four UK business leaders say employees have cut their hours because of the "high cost of childcare", a report from the British Chambers of Commerce says. ...
The Oval Office will tame President Donald Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 10:48:51 AM
.... What’s more, he is reportedly already considering mainstream Republicans for his cabinet, including former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, Alabama Senator Jess Sessions, and former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin (who also advised his campaign). The traditional Republicans and business leaders Trump will likely appoint will then shape his policies. ...
Theresa May rejects calls to raise Indian visa quota image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 6th of November 2016 08:51:57 PM
.... . But Indian business leaders are confused. ...
Tata's dented image image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 31st of October 2016 12:59:09 AM
....The respect that people feel for the group, to a large extent, comes from the stature of the men who have led the company over the years: from its visionary founder, Jamsetji Tata, to the pioneering JRD Tata who was chairman of the group for more than 50 years and, in recent decades, Ratan Tata, who was behind the firm's global expansion. Ratan Tata managed to keep his reputation as one of India's most revered business leaders intact, through a time when corruption and crony capitalism had become the hallmarks of corporate India. ...
Business leaders plead against 'hard' Brexit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of October 2016 08:42:09 PM
....Analysis: Theo Leggett, business correspondent. It increasingly looks as though Britain is heading for a so-called "hard Brexit" - and business leaders are becoming very worried. ...
Liam Fox predicts free EU trade post-Brexit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of September 2016 11:04:47 AM
....Liam Fox is aiming high. The international trade secretary told an audience of business leaders in Manchester that when Britain leaves the EU, he wants it to have a trade environment with European economies that is at least as free as it is now. ...
Switzerland tops competitiveness league around globe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of September 2016 11:52:41 PM
....Switzerland has again been ranked as the world's most competitive economy. The verdict comes from the World Economic Forum (WEF) which holds an annual meeting of business leaders in Davos in Switzerland each year. ...
John McDonnell vows '£10 real living wage in 2020' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 25th of September 2016 11:56:34 PM
....". The Labour leadership has alarmed some business leaders by calling for selective nationalisation - including the return of the railways to public ownership - and for business taxes to rise to fund investment and skills training. ...
National living wage 'failing to provide basic needs for lowest paid' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of September 2016 09:00:31 PM
....Osborne handed the task of assessing how much to increase the NLW to the Low Pay Commission, a government-appointed body that decides the annual minimum wage increases. It is expected to limit yearly increases after listening to objections from business leaders. ...
Britain 'too lazy and fat', says Trade Secretary Liam Fox image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 10th of September 2016 12:29:52 PM
....". However, Mr Fox received support on Saturday from a variety of business leaders, with John Longworth, ex-director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, saying that companies had to contribute to making a success of Brexit. ...
Philip Hammond announces Autumn Statement on 23 November image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of September 2016 03:00:43 PM
....Appearing before the Lords committee on Thursday, Mr Hammond said: "The Autumn Statement will set out the government's economic and fiscal plans based on the latest forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility. "In the run-up to the Autumn Statement I will be engaging with Britain's business leaders and employee representatives through a series of industry round tables, meetings and visits. ...
Pre-Brexit vote research shows prosperity hotspots emerging across UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 29th of August 2016 11:01:14 PM
....Akshaya Bhargava, who heads Barclays’ wealth division, said: “It is particularly reassuring to see that there is strong activity throughout the whole of the UK. “As we look at the future of global trade and inward investment post-Brexit it is the success of our entrepreneurs that will help drive future prosperity – it is essential that business leaders and policymakers continue to nurture these growth areas in order to ensure that these trends continue. ...
Will Brexit deal suit the City of London? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of August 2016 01:13:34 PM
.... . There are, of course, plenty of business leaders in financial services who think the UK can now prosper even better outside the EU. ...

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