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.
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.
Theresa May's decision to rule out membership of the Single Market has "changed the landscape" for British businesses, the CBI has said.
Rising costs were the number one concern for SMEs as they headed into 2017, according to a new survey.
More than half of SME owners are not confident about the UK's economic outlook for the year ahead, according to a new survey.
Six out of 10 invoices issued by SMEs remain unpaid within the debtor day period, according to new research.
Growth in the UK private sector increased in the three months to December to reach a 12-month high, according to the latest figures.
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.
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.
Unemployment fell by 16,000 between August and October to 1.62m, according to official figures.