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Who will strike and cost the economy £500 million?

25/11/2011

As the proposed strikes set for November 30th draw nearer we take a look at who will be a part of the industrial action, that is estimated to cost the economy £500 million.


 

'A lot to do and a lot to undo', says IoD Director General

24/11/2011

In his first Annual Dinner speech as Director General of the Institute of Directors (IoD), Simon Walker will tonight (Thursday) call on the Government to continue down the politically difficult but economically correct path towards recovery.


 

Arcadia's plight highlights challenges facing UK retail

24/11/2011

Arcadia Group PLC this morning announced their decision to close 260 outlets across the UK on the back of plummeting profits.


 

Manufacturers report weakening demand and expect output to fall

24/11/2011

UK manufacturers reported a weakening in order books in November, with export orders in particular deteriorating significantly, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) said today (Thursday).


 

Unions blast Maude's November 30th strike cost estimate as 'fantasy economics'

24/11/2011

Cabinet office Minister Francis Maude this morning (Thrusday) cautioned the devastating impacts of the scheduled November 30th public sector strikes which he warned could cost the UK economy £500million, fuelling further job losses.


 

Lack of wireless internet costing small businesses

24/11/2011

Small business owners are missing out on millions of potential customers, and millions of pounds of potential revenue, because of a failure to offer wireless internet access in their premises.


 

Government’s pub industry report 'hugely disappointing', forum says

24/11/2011

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) is responding to today’s (Thursday) report into unfair practices committed by large pub companies against their tenants by calling the Government’s proposals ‘hugely disappointing’.


 

Manufacturers react to GDP figure; outline recommendations for Autumn Statement

24/11/2011

The UK’s manufacturing sector avoided decline, accelerating its rate of growth during the third quarter of 2011, the Office for National Statistics’ figures show.


 

UK GDP growth up 0.5%

24/11/2011

Growth in both the UK’s manufacturing and services sectors saw the gross domestic product grow by 0.5% in the third quarter 2011, the Office for National Statistics’ second estimate shows.


 

Prime Minister backs Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

24/11/2011

The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering is a new global award which celebrates truly outstanding advances in engineering that have created significant benefit to humanity.