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    1. Fast FT

      August 16, 2016

      UK inflation on the up after Brexit: analysts react

      0.6 per cent. It doesn’t sound like a lot but that’s the UK’s highest inflation reading in 22 months. July’s figures...

    2. August 4, 2016

      May tries to soothe small businesses over loss of EU funding

      Theresa May has attempted to reassure small business in the UK that cuts to EU funding after Brexit would be replaced...

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    1. Fast FT

      June 27, 2016

      UK business urges clarity on EU Brexit talks - BCC

      British businesses need a “clear timetable” on the government’s talks with the EU following and a series of measures to...

    2. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      Gove sets out post-Brexit 'relationship of free trade'

      Remain campaigners have repeatedly called on eurosceptics to set out their vision of what Britain’s relationship with...

    3. March 13, 2016

      Michael Gove and Gisela Stuart to head Vote Leave group

      Justice secretary Michael Gove and the German-born Labour MP Gisela Stuart have been named as joint heads of the Vote...

    4. March 9, 2016

      Buyout groups say Britain should stay in EU

      Private equity-backed companies are among some of the strongest business supporters of UK membership of the EU, with...

    5. March 7, 2016

      UK voters want business to speak out on Brexit, poll shows

      British voters feel poorly informed about the consequences of Brexit and want to hear more from businesses, despite a...

    6. March 7, 2016

      Businesses will lose heart over John Longworth’s exit

      The demise of John Longworth as head of one of Britain’s biggest business lobbies after he spoke in favour of leaving...

    7. Fast FT

      March 7, 2016

      Opening Quote: resignation weekend; tighter rules for bankers

      EDF’s CFO has quit over the Hinkley Point nuclear project, the BCC’s chief has resigned over his Brexit support. FT...

    8. March 6, 2016

      Longworth resigns as BCC chief over support for Brexit

      John Longworth resigned on Sunday night as director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce after being drawn into...

    9. March 4, 2016

      Business chief suspended in Brexit row

      The director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce has been suspended after he took to the airwaves to call for...

    10. March 3, 2016

      Corbyn talks business with corporate chiefs

      The atmosphere was electric in the Queen Elizabeth II conference centre as Jeremy Corbyn stood up to speak. Crowds...

    11. February 9, 2016

      UK export failures highlight difficulties in rebalancing economy

      The UK’s trade deficit in goods widened to a new record last year in another illustration of the country’s failure to...

    12. January 22, 2016

      Heathrow decision put off until after EU referendum

      David Cameron’s government has come under fire after coming up with a new reason for delaying a decision on whether to...

    13. January 11, 2016

      Small businesses prefer challenger banks to high street rivals

      Small businesses that are clients of “challenger banks” are likely to be happier with the service they receive than...

    14. January 8, 2016

      Fall in oil price narrows UK trade deficit

      Cheaper oil imports helped narrow the UK’s trade deficit marginally in November, but with exports still lacklustre...

    15. December 16, 2015

      The Heathrow delay is worse than gutless: it is plain stupid

      The British government this month had its best opportunity in decades to solve its London airport problem. It blew it....

    16. Fast FT

      December 14, 2015

      Optimistic Gatwick trumpets new long-haul route

      Senior managers at Gatwick Airport have a fresh spring in their step. The UK airport is back in the game, after prime...

    17. Fast FT

      December 10, 2015

      Cameron faces backlash as airport decision put off

      David Cameron on Thursday prompted an angry business backlash after announcing a further delay in approving a new...

    18. FT Alphaville

      December 9, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Ashtead, Petra in the pink

      Ashtead’s plant hire business is getting a lift from the building boom and a pink diamond is Petra’s best friend. FT...

    19. November 25, 2015

      Autumn Statement: apprenticeship levy will hit wages, OBR warns

      The apprenticeship levy will damage wage growth as employers pass on the cost to their employees, the official fiscal...

    20. November 25, 2015

      Autumn Statement: business hits back at cut in support for innovation

      Businesses attacked government moves to reduce support for innovation, saying it would hit economic growth. Innovate...

    21. November 24, 2015

      UK business start-ups boomed in 2014, data show

      More new UK businesses opened their doors in 2014 than at any point since 2000, according to the Office for National...

    22. November 12, 2015

      UK trade blow as number of exporters falls

      The number of UK companies who sell their goods and services abroad fell last year, dealing a fresh blow to the...

    23. November 5, 2015

      Business group seeks end to ‘demonisation’ of debt

      The head of one of Britain’s biggest business organisations has called on politicians to stop the “demonisation of...

    24. November 5, 2015

      Ministers seek to reassure small companies over apprenticeship levy

      Ministers have tried to reassure small companies that they will not be swept up in the government’s new “apprenticeship...

    25. October 18, 2015

      Ofsted chief to warn on inadequate apprenticeships

      The head of the education watchdog will warn this week that the rapid drive to expand the number of apprenticeships in...

    26. October 9, 2015

      UK posts worse than expected trade deficit in August

      In a double-dose of bad news on the economy, the UK posted a worse than expected trade deficit in August, while output...

    27. October 1, 2015

      UK manufacturers face extended period of stagnation, survey warns

      Britain’s manufacturing sector is facing an extended period of stagnation, according to an industry survey that hits...

    28. September 24, 2015

      UK small business survey suggests most want new EU treaty

      Most small businesses in the UK want David Cameron to negotiate a new treaty with the EU, according to research...

    29. September 24, 2015

      Small businesses warn against court fee rise

      Small businesses could be deterred from fighting disputes in London’s Commercial Court if a second jump in court fees...

    30. August 4, 2015

      UK set to miss target to double exports

      The UK will miss its target of doubling exports by more than a decade, according to a report from the British Chambers...

    31. July 5, 2015

      Debate rages over who speaks for British business

      As the aftershocks of the financial crisis continue to reverberate across Europe and the debate over Britain’s...

    32. June 29, 2015

      UK fracking boom hits northern setback

      Jubilant anti-fracking protesters danced in the street, popped champagne and chanted “Frack-free Lancashire” outside...

    33. June 8, 2015

      CBI cuts UK growth forecast and warns of EU plebiscite risks

      The CBI employers’ federation has cut its growth forecasts for the UK and given warning that uncertainty over Britain’s...

    34. May 28, 2015

      UK banks start lending more to small businesses

      Banks are taking advantage of a Bank of England scheme to lend more to small businesses, after being criticised for not...

    35. May 19, 2015

      Business greets Javid pledge to cut red tape with scepticism

      Businesses and lobby groups welcomed promises on Tuesday to cut “a further” £10bn in regulation over the life of the...

    36. May 19, 2015

      Javid to continue business ‘red tape challenge’ with £10bn cuts

      Sajid Javid will pledge to cut at least £10bn in red tape over the next five years as part of the business secretary’s...

    37. May 18, 2015

      UK manufacturer survey shows first-quarter rise in export orders

      Britain’s manufacturers have provided a glimmer of optimism about the outlook for exports, with new research pointing...

    38. May 10, 2015

      Business urges David Cameron to ‘be ambitious’

      Business groups have been laying out their wishlists for the Conservative government, declaring that prime minister...

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