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    1. May 18, 2015

      JCB backing for EU exit sends tremors through business

      JCB has sent tremors through parts of the British business world after it became the first big manufacturer to back an EU...

    2. April 23, 2015

      Carmakers buck UK low productivity trend

      The UK may be suffering a productivity crisis but its carmakers are bucking the trend and enjoying record output per worker....

    1. 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 they...

    2. 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 acknowledged...

    3. 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...

    4. March 3, 2015

      Business asks chancellor to focus on medium-sized firms

      George Osborne, chancellor, should focus on boosting medium-sized businesses in his final budget before the UK general...

    5. March 3, 2015

      Business and the Budget: the wishlists

      With a week to go until the UK budget, the FT summarises what lobby groups are asking for. Institute of Directors The IoD...

    6. March 3, 2015

      Benefits of drive to cut red tape overstated, says auditor

      Ministers are overstating the business benefits of their drive to cut red tape, according to an independent advisory body...

    7. March 2, 2015

      UK export orders to Europe picking up, say manufacturers

      British manufacturers are starting to see the first signs of a pickup in European export orders, raising hopes that a...

    8. February 26, 2015

      British exit from EU given one in six chance

      There is a one in six chance that Britain will leave the EU during the next parliament, a think-tank has predicted. Open...

    9. February 26, 2015

      Influential UK business group EEF warns Cameron on EU referendum

      Britain’s political leaders are in danger of letting the country “sleepwalk out of Europe”, the EEF manufacturers group will...

    10. February 10, 2015

      UK manufacturing growth still muted with tie to domestic spending

      Growth in UK manufacturing remains muted, emphasising the extent to which the economic recovery continues to be dependent on...

    11. January 5, 2015

      Manufacturers braced for tough year

      The new year has hardly started but manufacturers are already expecting 2015 to be tough. Confidence has tumbled as those...

    12. December 22, 2014

      Industry attacks proposal to make non-EU graduates leave UK

      Industry has attacked a proposal by Theresa May, home secretary, that students from outside the EU should leave the country...

    13. December 16, 2014

      Industrial groups urge caution over falling oil price

      Airline executives should be crowing. Even as the oil price has tumbled, carriers’ shares have soared on the expectation of...

    14. December 1, 2014

      UK manufacturers scale back expectations for growth in 2015

      Britain’s manufacturers are beginning to scale back their expectations for growth next year as economic and political...

    15. November 18, 2014

      Autumn statement: Business wish lists

      Engineering Employers Federation EEF, the association for manufacturers, wants the chancellor to uphold commitments on...

    16. November 4, 2014

      UK business chiefs attack holiday pay ruling

      Business leaders attacked a tribunal ruling on Tuesday that gave millions of UK workers the right to extra holiday pay ....

    17. November 3, 2014

      UK industry demands rise in road spending

      Britain’s industrial companies are demanding a big rise in spending on roads, warning that the poor state of the country’s...

    18. September 29, 2014

      David Cameron ‘not heartbroken’ if UK leaves EU

      David Cameron said he would not be heartbroken if the UK left the EU, insisting he felt “1,000 times more strongly about the...

    19. September 22, 2014

      British manufacturers call on politicians to commit to EU membership

      Britain’s industrial companies, fearful of the disruption that could be caused by a proposed referendum in 2017 on leaving...

    20. September 19, 2014

      Industrial companies relieved at No vote

      British industry saluted Scotland’s decision , with the vote allaying fears over the future of the country’s aerospace and...

    21. September 19, 2014

      Business relieved at Scottish result but concerns remain

      By 6am on Friday businesses across the UK were exhaling a collective sigh of relief at the outcome of the Scottish...

    22. September 8, 2014

      UK manufacturers remain wary of investment

      Britain’s manufacturers remain reluctant to invest more, with up to half not planning to increase spending on machinery in...

    23. September 1, 2014

      Fall in export orders hits UK recovery

      UK manufacturing export orders have turned negative for the first time since the start of 2013, according to a survey that...

    24. August 31, 2014

      Concern grows among UK manufacturers at rising energy costs

      Concern over spiralling costs has thrust energy management up the boardroom agenda across UK manufacturing, according to...

    25. August 18, 2014

      Call for independent body to drive UK infrastructure projects

      Manufacturers have called for the creation of an independent authority to address Britain’s “most pressing” infrastructure...

    26. July 21, 2014

      Chancellor backs down on cutting carbon targets

      George Osborne has been forced to back down from an attempt to weaken measures to tackle global warming, the Financial Times...

    27. July 2, 2014

      EEF urges UK to push for EU reform ‘from within’

      Britain needs to push for EU reform from within the bloc or risk losing millions of jobs and investment, the head of UK...

    28. July 1, 2014

      Strong UK manufacturing activity points to robust growth

      Britain’s manufacturing sector finished the second quarter on a strong note, with an index of sentiment among purchasing...

    29. June 24, 2014

      UK manufacturing better placed to take a pounding

      The tourist’s gain is the manufacturer’s pain. The strength of sterling is rattling companies such as Croda. The chemicals...

    30. June 22, 2014

      CBI president warns Bank of England against early rate rise

      The Bank of England should not raise interest rates this year because of the negative impact on exports, the president of...

    31. June 15, 2014

      Mental illness is industry’s biggest long-term health issue

      Stress and mental health disorders have risen more than any other causes of long-term sickness absence as workers and...

    32. June 10, 2014

      Growth in UK manufacturing sector fastest in 3 years

      Growth in the UK’s manufacturing sector accelerated in April in a further sign that the economic recovery is broadening....

    33. FT Alphaville

      June 9, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Cardiff has a look at the global recovery for goods. David ponders the post...

    34. June 9, 2014

      UK manufacturers raise forecast for output growth

      The UK manufacturers’ trade association has raised its forecast for output growth to 3.6 per cent this year, from the...

    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, but...

    36. May 13, 2014

      FTSE 100 manufacturers lift tally of women directors

      All of Britain’s biggest quoted manufacturers now have women on their boards but more must be done to end male dominance,...

    37. May 7, 2014

      Plans to spin off Highways Agency criticised

      Plans to spin off the Highways Agency into a more autonomous state-owned company will on Wednesday be criticised by a...

    38. April 30, 2014

      British industry warns on skills shortage as 1m jobs loom

      Manufacturing will require almost 1m more workers by 2020 to replace those retiring or leaving, but the quality and quantity...

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