Evidence not ideology
Why a customs union is best for Britain
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23 January 2018
Manufacturing growth accelerated over the last three months according to the latest quarterly CBI Industrial Trends Survey.
21 January 2018
A comprehensive customs union, after transition, is a 'practical, real-world answer' that could help resolve some of the complex issues raised by the UK's Exit from the EU, says Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn.
19 January 2018
The news of Carillion’s liquidation is shocking and the immediate priority must be its staff, customers and suppliers.
17 January 2018
Tracy Black, CBI Scotland Director, has responded to the latest Scotland GDP statistics showing growth of 0.2% for Q3 of 2017
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