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Meagre UK growth forecast 'too optimistic'

16/11/2011

The UK’s weak growth prospects, as outlined in the Bank of England’s Quarterly Inflation Report, have been labelled as ‘optimistic’ by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).


 

Major business threats removed from Localism Bill

16/11/2011

The Localism Bill, which received Royal Assent yesterday (Tuesday), gives communities the powers they need to shape where they live but reduces the risk of obstructing business growth, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) says.


 

Is more quantitative easing in the pipeline?

16/11/2011

Growth in the UK remains stunted as inflation threatens to plummet over the next 6 months, economists predict.


 

Monti sworn in as Italy’s new Prime Minister

16/11/2011

Mario Monti has this afternoon (Wednesday, 4pm GMT) been sworn in as Italy’s new Prime Minister at the Presidential Palace in Rome.


 

UK unemployment jumps to 17-year high

16/11/2011

Unemployment in the UK has risen again, with numbers of jobless youth passing the 1 million mark for the first time in the country’s history.


 

High pollution prompts calls for electric mass transport

16/11/2011

Pollution across the UK is responsible for as many as 30,000 deaths a year, an Environmental Audit committee report recently revealed, as the UK government persistently falls short of EU regulation on air quality.


 

Scottish retail declines further

16/11/2011

Retail sales across Scotland dipped 0.1% in October, bringing the total to a 1.5% drop since the same month last year, the Scottish Retail Consortium show.


 

17% of adults have never used the internet

16/11/2011

8.43 million adults across the UK have never used the internet, the Office for national Statistics this morning (Wednesday) revealed.


 

London transport crime falls again

16/11/2011

Crime on London’s transport network has fallen again, with a 10% drop in crime on London’s busses bringing the overall rate to its lowest level in 7 years,


 

British Gas to cut 850 jobs in the UK

16/11/2011

In a bid to reduce company overheads British Gas has announced that they will cut 850 jobs.