16 January 2018

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Economy news

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.

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    8 October 2015

    Economic update

    Our regular roundup of the key economic indicators

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    10 September 2015

    Sturgeon addresses CBI dinner

    Over 500 business leaders attended CBI Scotland’s annual dinner, with keynote speeches from first minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon and CBI president Paul Drechsler.

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    8 October 2015

    Scottish firms want more competitive business rates – CBI manifesto

    Business rates in Scotland need an urgent overhaul if the region is to compete with the rest of the UK, the CBI has insisted in its manifesto for the 2016 Holyrood elections, published a week before the SNP conference.

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    8 October 2015

    Westminster roundup

    With parliament back for its late summer sitting, the CBI has been out and about meeting key political stakeholders

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    23 November 2017

    #Budget2017:Immediate reaction

    CBI's Principal Tax Advisor Rhiannon Kinghall Were talks through the Budget and what it means for business.

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    4 December 2017

    Slowdown in growth confounds expectations - CBI Growth Indicator

    Latest growth figures for the three months to November from the CBI Growth Indicator.  

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    10 December 2015

    Economic update

    Our regular roundup of the key economic indicators. 

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    1 December 2014

    CBI Growth Indicator November 2014

    The CBI’s growth indicator showed that private-sector growth remained broadly stable in the three months to November, with a balance of +20%, compared with +19% in October. The latest reading reflected slightly stronger growth in the manufacturing, consumer and business & professional services sectors, which was partly offset by slower growth in the distribution sector. Despite remaining close to the seven-month low recorded in October, the growth indicator remained well above its long-run average. It is expected to pick up slightly in the coming three months (+26%), but expectations have moderated on the generally stronger predictions seen earlier this year.

  • Image of Boost productivity by pulling the right levers for energy policy at Budget

    15 November 2017

    Boost productivity by pulling the right levers for energy policy at Budget

    As we approach the Autumn Budget, the CBI is calling on the government to focus on the drivers of productivity and business confidence to achieve prosperity and growth. With secure, clean and affordable energy a key thread running through a modern Industrial Strategy, it’s important that the government provides further clarity on the long-term policy framework. 

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