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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    Special Reports

    1. Private Business 2013

      Often in the shadow of their quoted rivals, Britain’s growing number of private busine...
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      The business landscape is changing fast, with many past assumptions consigned to the d...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. May 8, 2015

      General election: Business welcomes result but wants clarity on Europe

      Amid sighs of relief from business over the election result on Friday morning there were immediate demands for bolder...

    9. April 30, 2015

      Business leaders more worried about Brexit than Grexit

      European and US business leaders are more worried about the UK leaving the EU than Greece leaving the eurozone. “The...

    10. April 14, 2015

      Business gives lukewarm verdict on Conservative manifesto

      Business has raised questions over David Cameron’s flagship election pledges, even while praising the Conservative...

    11. April 13, 2015

      Manifesto receives mixed reaction from business

      Businesses welcomed Labour’s promise to be fiscally prudent while improving Britain’s infrastructure on Monday, but...

    12. April 9, 2015

      UK business body cautious on outlook for exports and investment

      UK companies still face problems in areas such as export and investment, even as the country looks set for another...

    13. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: Thin gruel for business

      Business groups applauded the chancellor’s restraint and lack of giveaways in favour of fiscal discipline, but...

    14. March 15, 2015

      BCC urges Osborne to freeze investment allowance in Budget

      A boost to investment by freezing the amount businesses can offset against tax would be the best measure the chancellor...

    15. February 22, 2015

      Ease foreign graduate visa restrictions, business leaders urge

      A future government must make it easier for foreign graduates to stay and work in Britain after their studies or the...

    16. February 10, 2015

      Business leaders dismiss early EU referendum at British Chambers of Commerce

      Company chiefs suggested an early in-out referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU would not be in the best interest...

    17. February 10, 2015

      If Britain goes: Business does not want to keep status quo

      One idea that unites almost all UK businesses is that they do not want to keep the status quo on Europe. David Cameron...

    18. February 10, 2015

      Free Lunch: Fed and Brexit, known unknowns

      What we know is a drop of water, what we ignore, the ocean, said Isaac Newton. In a Newtonian spirit, Free Lunch...

    19. February 10, 2015

      David Cameron urges business to ‘give Britain a pay rise’

      David Cameron will urge bosses on Tuesday to “give Britain a pay rise”. The prime minister will argue that “conditions...

    20. February 9, 2015

      Head of the British Chambers of Commerce backs EU referendum

      A British business leader has called for a referendum on UK membership of the EU, undermining Labour claims that such a...

    21. February 8, 2015

      Ed Miliband runs into business anger over paternity leave

      Ed Miliband came into conflict with business again on Sunday night as the Labour party leader’s plans to extend...

    22. January 21, 2015

      Judges attack planned rise in commercial court fees

      Top judges have said plans for a “dramatic” increase in fees of up to 622 per cent for those wanting to bring lawsuits...

    23. December 3, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: Employers greet ‘business-friendly’ speech

      The chancellor offered a range of goodies for the UK’s smaller companies, although there were few pleasant surprises...

    24. October 9, 2014

      Time to value skills of the next generation

      Only one in 10 school leavers and less than half of graduates are ready for the working world, and most of them lack...

    25. October 8, 2014

      Business survey shows signs of UK recovery losing momentum

      Signs that the UK’s economic recovery may be losing momentum have emerged for the first time in a survey of 7,000...

    26. September 8, 2014

      Business groups call for action on ‘chronic’ UK housing shortage

      Leading business groups are urging politicians to build 240,000 homes a year to tackle the “chronic” housing shortage...

    27. August 31, 2014

      UK companies back EU reform

      A growing number of UK businesses support a renegotiated relationship with the EU but most want to stay in the bloc, a...

    28. August 28, 2014

      Lending to UK business falls in second quarter

      Lending to British businesses fell in the second quarter, according to Bank of England figures that show the Funding...

    29. August 28, 2014

      British Chambers of Commerce warns weak exports could hit growth

      The UK needs to boost exports if its economic growth is not to be a “flash in the pan”, according to one of the...

    30. July 29, 2014

      Pressure builds for more homes built on greenbelt

      Just over two years ago David Cameron made a passionate speech calling for new garden cities – self-contained...

    31. July 15, 2014

      UK business seeks support for exporters

      Britain needs to raise support for exporters to levels seen in countries such as Germany, France, Italy and South Korea...

    32. July 8, 2014

      Businesses expect UK recovery to slow down

      A new survey reports businesses expect the pace of economic recovery to moderate in the second quarter, striking a rare...

    33. June 29, 2014

      Flexible working extended to all UK employees

      The right to request flexible working will be extended to all UK employees from Monday, which ministers argue will help...

    34. June 18, 2014

      UK trade with China still lags behind competitors

      Britain still has some way to go before reaping the full benefit in exports from China’s rapid growth but there are...

    35. June 4, 2014

      Business welcomes focus on enterprise in Queen’s Speech

      Business was relieved that the Queen’s Speech focused on a limited number of bills and had an emphasis on enterprise,...

    36. May 30, 2014

      UK economy set for best growth since 2007, says business group

      The British Chambers of Commerce has become the latest organisation to upgrade its UK economic forecasts, predicting...

    37. May 28, 2014

      Labour aims to draw 1.5m low-paid people into workplace pensions

      More than 1.5m people would be enrolled into workplace pensions under proposals from Labour that prompted warnings from...

    38. May 28, 2014

      Banks pressed to improve lending to UK small business

      High street banks have been urged to “up their game” on lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) after a...

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