17 January 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 Engaging Sajid Javid and Angela Eagle

    24 September 2015

    Engaging Sajid Javid and Angela Eagle

    A busy fortnight of political engagement, including the business secretary and the new shadow business secretary.

  • Image of John Cridland on Devolution

    19 February 2015

    John Cridland on Devolution

  • Image of CBI/Pertemps Labour Market Update January 2017

    18 January 2017

    CBI/Pertemps Labour Market Update January 2017

    Figures show that labour market performance remained steady in the three months to November 2016. Read the CBI/Pertemps Labour Market Update.

  • Image of Service sector volumes grow but margins under pressure

    29 August 2017

    Service sector volumes grow but margins under pressure

    Demand in the services sector held up in the three months to August, with volumes in business and professional services growing at the fastest pace in over a year.

  • Image of CBI Scotland submission ahead of the Scottish Budget 2018-19

    28 November 2017

    CBI Scotland submission ahead of the Scottish Budget 2018-19

    Ahead of the forthcoming Scottish Budget, CBI Scotland has written to Finance Secretary Derek Mackay to outline its key priorities for business.  

  • Image of CBI Economic Forecast November 2014

    9 November 2014

    CBI Economic Forecast November 2014

    Analysis and tables of the November 2014 CBI Economic Forecast

  • Image of Cardiff in new wave of Great British city regions

    2 December 2015

    Cardiff in new wave of Great British city regions

    In a speech to business leaders in Cardiff, the CBI’s new Director-General, Carolyn Fairbairn will set out the opportunity Cardiff has to be part of a new wave of Great British city regions and a true global player with a new city devolution deal in place.

  • Image of London Business Survey - November 2014

    27 November 2014

    London Business Survey - November 2014

    The CBI/KPMG quarter 4 London
    business survey is the last survey
    of the year, providing a snapshot
    of business sentiment. Although
    2014 has been a positive year, with
    business and economic prospects
    remaining optimistic, we have seen
    an easing of this as the year has
    progressed – culminating with under
    a half of businesses (43%) saying
    they expect economic prospects to
    remain the same over the next few
    months, compared to businesses at
    the start of the year (70%) who said
    they were more optimistic for the next
    six months. This clearly reflects the
    business mood caused by uncertainty
    as we fast approach the next general
    election.

  • Image of Warning on rising employment costs

    8 October 2015

    Warning on rising employment costs

    The CBI warns government that the new apprenticeship levy and national living wage will raise the cost of employment, putting prospects for workers at risk 

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