22 February 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 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 

  • Image of Economic update

    8 October 2015

    Economic update

    Our regular roundup of the key economic indicators

  • Image of Sturgeon addresses CBI dinner

    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.

  • Image of Scottish firms want more competitive business rates – CBI manifesto

    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.

  • Image of Westminster roundup

    8 October 2015

    Westminster roundup

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

  • Image of #Budget2017:Immediate reaction

    23 November 2017

    #Budget2017:Immediate reaction

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

  • Image of Slowdown in growth confounds expectations - CBI Growth Indicator

    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.  

  • Image of Economic update

    10 December 2015

    Economic update

    Our regular roundup of the key economic indicators. 

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