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    1. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      All eyes on the labour force after Brexit vote: economists react

      Britain’s labour market held steady with unemployment and earnings remaining largely unchanged in the three months to...

    2. August 16, 2016

      The challenge to ensure that Brexit works for business

      As head of the Vote Leave campaign, one of the most enjoyable events I did during Britain’s EU referendum campaign was...

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    1. July 29, 2016

      Institute of Directors picks construction chief as new head

      One of Britain’s biggest business lobbying groups has named the chief executive of a construction and engineering...

    2. July 25, 2016

      Employers press ministers for delay to apprenticeship levy

      Employers are urging the UK government to delay the apprenticeship levy — a tax on all employers with a pay bill of £3m...

    3. July 19, 2016

      Business input at Westminster ‘up in the air’

      Business groups are becoming increasingly concerned about their lack of interaction with the government over Brexit...

    4. July 11, 2016

      Businesses wary of Theresa May’s board reforms

      British businesses have been urging politicians to come up with a post-Brexit plan of action — but the one Theresa May...

    5. Fast FT

      July 5, 2016

      Sturgeon seeks assurance of EU nationals' status in Scotland

      Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has written to all of the candidates in the Conservative leadership race, and...

    6. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      CBI on Brexit: 'We need strong & calm leadership'

      As Europe wakes up to the news that Britain has voted to leave the EU, reactions from the UK’s leading business groups...

    7. Fast FT

      May 9, 2016

      Business support for EU grows ahead of vote

      More British business leaders are coming out in favour of the EU as referendum day approaches, according to the...

    8. May 8, 2016

      City leaders urge radical reforms of ‘unfair’ executive pay

      Government and regulators will intervene to cap executive rewards in the private sector, unless investors and company...

    9. May 8, 2016

      Single market benefits sway companies to back EU

      Fewer than two-thirds of company directors believe Britain should remain in the EU, according to new research by the...

    10. April 27, 2016

      Britain lags behind in female board hires

      Britain has fallen from sixth to eighth in a ranking of female board representation in 12 European countries — despite...

    11. April 18, 2016

      IoD: Schools are in danger of being turned into ‘exam factories’

      Schools risk being turned into “exam factories”, warn business leaders who say the education system needs to be...

    12. April 14, 2016

      ‘Would like to meet’: a Tinder for business contacts who swipe

      Dressed in a suit, knitted tie and thick-rimmed glasses, Tim Webb-Jenkins swipes his iPhone screen, his eyes scanning...

    13. April 11, 2016

      Call for clarity on EU citizens living abroad

      Millions of British and European citizens who have migrated from their home countries are living in uncertainty about...

    14. March 11, 2016

      Budget 2016 and business: the wishlists

      With less than a week until the UK’s 2016 Budget, the FT summarises what lobby groups are asking for: Confederation of...

    15. March 6, 2016

      The week: March 7

      • Schroders came under heavy fire from shareholder groups and investors last week after the UK asset manager elevated...

    16. FT Alphaville

      March 4, 2016

      A 'cyber-security' productivity paradox *alert*

      Is the computer age really what we think it is? Or could it, per chance, be responsible for introducing an egregious...

    17. February 19, 2016

      Your salary taxed at 60 per cent — the six-figure curse

      As you climb the career ladder, getting a pay rise that takes you into six-figure salary territory may seem like cause...

    18. 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...

    19. January 16, 2016

      Corbyn proposes link between dividends and fair pay

      Jeremy Corbyn has stoked a row with business by calling for a ban on companies paying dividends to shareholders unless...

    20. January 15, 2016

      Sadiq Khan charms business leaders in race to be London mayor

      In the race to be mayor of London, one candidate seems to have a clear lead when it comes to courting the business...

    21. Fast FT

      December 18, 2015

      Sports Direct: employment criticisms 'unfounded'

      UK sportswear retailer Sports Direct has issued a robust and lengthy defence on its employment practices in the wake of...

    22. December 17, 2015

      Bank of England not expected to hurry to follow US Fed

      The Bank of England is not expected to hurry to follow the US Federal Reserve and raise UK interest rates, financial...

    23. December 14, 2015

      Boards urged to appoint younger directors to tackle cyber threat

      Companies should hire a younger generation of boardroom directors to head off the “systemic threat” that cyber risk...

    24. December 14, 2015

      Bank of England deputy governor cautions on interest rate rise

      Minouche Shafik, a Bank of England deputy governor, says she will not vote for an interest rate rise without seeing...

    25. December 4, 2015

      Institute of Directors offers to help train charity trustees

      One of Britain’s leading business organisations is adapting its training course for company directors to help charity...

    26. November 26, 2015

      UK business lobby groups hit out over apprenticeship levy

      UK businesses had harsh words on Thursday for the government’s apprenticeship levy fleshed out by the chancellor in his...

    27. November 25, 2015

      Exports face setback as trade funding loses £42m

      The government has cut the budget of the body that supports the UK’s exporters, even as forecasts for export growth...

    28. November 25, 2015

      Business relief as innovation, research budgets spared

      There was less bad news for business than anticipated on Wednesday, as the chancellor refrained from cutting the budget...

    29. 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...

    30. November 1, 2015

      City charity donations drop as groups prefer to offer services

      The nature of philanthropy in London is changing. While the capital as a whole gave £5.6bn to charity over 2013-14,...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      October 6, 2015

      A difference of opinion on Europe

      Former chancellor Nigel Lawson (left) and former business secretary Lord Peter Mandelson at the Institute of Directors...

    32. October 6, 2015

      Cameron urged to bring forward EU referendum to 2016

      Business is pressing David Cameron to accelerate plans for an EU referendum, warning that delaying the vote to 2017...

    33. September 28, 2015

      Institute of Directors urges Jeremy Corbyn to back EU reform

      As Labour’s annual conference gets under way, the Institute of Directors has called on Jeremy Corbyn, its new leader,...

    34. September 21, 2015

      BT rivals call for probe of UK broadband services

      A group of telecom and media companies has joined the Institute of Directors to denounce the quality of UK broadband...

    35. August 27, 2015

      Net immigration to UK hits record high of 330,000

      A rise in the number of foreign nationals seeking work in Britain has pushed net migration to an all-time record of...

    36. August 27, 2015

      Business brands UK migration target ‘bizarre and unachievable’

      Business leaders have called on the Home Office to undertake a full assessment of what the government’s “bizarre and...

    37. August 24, 2015

      Unfinished business in Japan — a view from the board

      Japan is a place where change takes time. When work first took me there in the 1980s, I came across the suggestion that...

    38. August 23, 2015

      Britain reopens Tehran embassy with promises of enhanced trade

      Philip Hammond, the UK foreign secretary, reopened the country’s embassy in Tehran on Sunday, and promised that British...

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