Consumer confidence suffered the sharpest drop in more than 26 years following the UK's vote to leave the EU, according to new research.
Manufacturing output and domestic orders saw firm growth in the past quarter but a "cloud of uncertainty" over Brexit has pushed business confidence among manufacturers to the lowest point since 2009 while the outlook for demand at home and abroad hit a four-year low, according to new research.
The UK's vote to leave the European Union has triggered concerns about job security, according to a new survey.
Unemployment fell to 1.65m between March and May, pushing the UK's jobless rate to an 11-year low, according to official figures.
A new three-year, €150m pan-European fund to support SMEs has been announced.
The Bank of England has held interest rates at 0.5 per cent despite speculation that it would make a cut in response to economic uncertainty following the UK's vote to leave the EU.
Consumer confidence suffered the sharpest drop in 21 years in the wake of the UK's vote to leave the European Union, according to new research.
A new Access to Finance Navigator has been launched to help SMEs find funding opportunities in the low carbon, clean tech and sustainability sectors.
Almost a quarter of businesses will put a freeze on recruitment following the UK's vote to leave the European Union and 22 per cent are planning to move some operations overseas, according to a snap survey.
The Apprenticeship Levy is a blunt instrument that is unlikely to improve the quality of workplace training, the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development has argued after new research showed that two-thirds of employers are either opposed to the policy or unsure of where they stand.