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Business News

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

The Government has abandoned its plan to increase National Insurance Contributions for self-employed workers announced in last week's Budget.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Unemployment fell by 31,000 to 1.58m in the three months to January, but wage growth has slowed to the weakest rate in two years, prompting renewed calls to boost productivity.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Business groups have criticised a "tax grab" on self-employed workers in this week's Budget.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Private sector growth picked up in the three months to February, driven by a rebound in consumer services.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Business confidence in the North West picked up in the first quarter of the year compared with the previous three months, according to new research.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Manufacturing orders hit a two-year high in the three months to February, although prices continued to rise.

Monday, 13 February 2017

More than 63 per cent of British small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are exporting and making a significant contribution to rising international trade by taking advantage of declines in the value of the pound, according to new research.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Brexit and the Trump effect do not seem to have dented UK business optimism, as manufacturing confidence has reached a 20-month high, according to new research.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

The economy grew by 0.6 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2016, largely thanks to the services sector and better than expected consumer spending, according to official figures.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Sentiment amongst financial services firms deteriorated further in the three months to December, but there are signs of an improvement in business conditions over the next quarter for some sectors, according to the latest CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey.

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