25 June 2018

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Stay up to date with the latest developments in the British economy. Looking at domestic and global economies, our business news helps industries understand important events and build strategies for the future. The CBI's economy news team draws on a wealth of experience, and a vast network of businesses from across the UK. We also provide regular reports and surveys which can be found on the CBI site.

  • Image of Business surveys show modest improvement in Q2 growth

    21 June 2018

    Business surveys show modest improvement in Q2 growth

    Overall, business surveys point to a slightly stronger (albeit still tepid) growth over Q2 so far, after a weak Q1. Meanwhile, retail sales saw a lift in May from the Royal Wedding and good weather. However, while real earnings are slowly recovering, they remain low by historical comparison, which is continuing to hit consumer-facing sectors hard.

  • Image of Recovery in manufacturing order books promising

    20 June 2018

    Recovery in manufacturing order books promising

    The latest findings from the CBI Industrial Trends Survey for June. 

  • Image of John Allan is made CBI President

    19 June 2018

    John Allan is made CBI President

    CBI members have endorsed the appointment of John Allan CBE as the President of the UK’s largest business organisation at its Annual General Meeting in London.

  • Image of 'Businesses will welcome these reforms as a good first move'

    14 June 2018

    'Businesses will welcome these reforms as a good first move'

    The CBI has responded to reported changes to the non-EU migration visa cap for skilled workers.

  • Image of CBI/Pertemps labour market update June 2018

    13 June 2018

    CBI/Pertemps labour market update June 2018

    The ONS’ latest labour market data painted a familiar picture —strong employment growth and falling unemployment.

  • Image of Dynamism needed on domestic front to help power UK economy

    8 June 2018

    Dynamism needed on domestic front to help power UK economy

    UK risks staying in the ‘slow lane’ as other developed economies motor ahead, according to the CBI’s latest economic forecast.

  • Image of UK economy on track for a better Q2

    6 June 2018

    UK economy on track for a better Q2

    While the ONS left their original estimate for Q1 GDP growth unchanged at an anaemic 0.1%, recent data suggests that Q2 will see a broad-based rebound in economic growth in the UK economy. 

  • Image of CBI India Update May 2018

    31 May 2018

    CBI India Update May 2018

    May 2018 began with some heartening news on the UK- India trade front.  According to Department of International Trade (DIT) figures, total trade in goods and services between UK and India rose by an impressive 15% at £18 billion in 2017.

  • Image of Tale of two service sectors

    30 May 2018

    Tale of two service sectors

    Growth in business and professional, but consumer services struggle, according to our latest quarterly survey

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