Directors back Brexit deal

The majority of directors support getting a Brexit deal approved, according to a survey following the publication of a draft withdrawal agreement on 14 November 2018. A poll of 816 Institute of Directors (IoD) members revealed that 72% think it's important a...

Draft Brexit deal published

Prime Minister Theresa May agreed a controversial draft agreement on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union with her cabinet on the evening of Wednesday 14 November. Several ministers have since resigned in protest at the terms of the draft deal, including Brexit...

Wage growth rises in Q3 2018

UK wage growth increased at the highest rate since 2008 in the three months to September 2018, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Excluding bonuses, average weekly earnings grew by 3.2% in Q3 2018 compared with the same period in 2017....

Most firms braced for no-deal Brexit

Brexit uncertainty is having a negative impact on investment decisions for 80% of businesses in the UK, a survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has shown. Carolyn Fairbairn, director-general of the CBI, said negotiations are being "outpaced by the...

CBI makes post-Brexit recommendations

The Chancellor should announce a substantial financial package in the upcoming Budget to prepare businesses for life after Brexit, according to the Confederation for British Industry (CBI). In its pre-Budget letter to Philip Hammond, the CBI called on the Chancellor...