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Business News

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.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Theresa May's decision to rule out membership of the Single Market has "changed the landscape" for British businesses, the CBI has said.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Rising costs were the number one concern for SMEs as they headed into 2017, according to a new survey.

Monday, 9 January 2017

More than half of SME owners are not confident about the UK's economic outlook for the year ahead, according to a new survey.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Six out of 10 invoices issued by SMEs remain unpaid within the debtor day period, according to new research.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Growth in the UK private sector increased in the three months to December to reach a 12-month high, according to the latest figures.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

There is plenty of optimism for a happy new year among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with three quarters of firms saying it is business as usual following the Brexit vote, according to a new survey.

Monday, 19 December 2016

The underlying strengths of the UK labour market will see jobs growth continue into 2017, according to the latest CBI/Pertemps Network Group Employment Trends Survey.

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