21 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 CBI Growth Indicator November 2014

    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. 

  • Image of CBI/Accenture Employment Trends Survey

    22 December 2014

    CBI/Accenture Employment Trends Survey

  • Image of CBI/Pertemps Labour Market Update August 2016

    17 August 2016

    CBI/Pertemps Labour Market Update August 2016

    Ahead of the referendum, employment continued to grow and unemployment dropped.

    Read the CBI/Pertemps Labour Market Update here.

  • Image of Growth eases slightly but should pick-up over summer

    26 May 2017

    Growth eases slightly but should pick-up over summer

    Our latest Growth Indicator for May

  • Image of Budget 2015 - The 'need to know' for businesses

    30 March 2015

    Budget 2015 - The 'need to know' for businesses

    Our tax & fiscal policy experts review the Chancellor’s final Budget in this 'need to know’ webinar.

  • Image of CBI Boss on UK economy rebalancing

    9 September 2015

    CBI Boss on UK economy rebalancing

    The UK economy is growing strongly and is rebalancing healthily, with investment and productivity increasing - but we must raise our game on exports, says CBI chief John Cridland in a major economics speech at King's College London.

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