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Business News

Friday, 3 March 2017

Private sector growth picked up in the three months to February, driven by a rebound in consumer services.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Business confidence in the North West picked up in the first quarter of the year compared with the previous three months, according to new research.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Manufacturing orders hit a two-year high in the three months to February, although prices continued to rise.

Monday, 13 February 2017

More than 63 per cent of British small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are exporting and making a significant contribution to rising international trade by taking advantage of declines in the value of the pound, according to new research.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Brexit and the Trump effect do not seem to have dented UK business optimism, as manufacturing confidence has reached a 20-month high, according to new research.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

The economy grew by 0.6 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2016, largely thanks to the services sector and better than expected consumer spending, according to official figures.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Sentiment amongst financial services firms deteriorated further in the three months to December, but there are signs of an improvement in business conditions over the next quarter for some sectors, according to the latest CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Theresa May's decision to rule out membership of the Single Market has "changed the landscape" for British businesses, the CBI has said.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Rising costs were the number one concern for SMEs as they headed into 2017, according to a new survey.

Monday, 9 January 2017

More than half of SME owners are not confident about the UK's economic outlook for the year ahead, according to a new survey.

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