The UK economy shrank by 1.5% in the first quarter of 2021 as the country underwent a COVID-19 lockdown, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). School closures and a large fall in retail
Research carried out by manufacturers’ organisation Make UK has revealed that a record level of Apprenticeship Levy funds expired in 2020 without being spent by businesses. The research revealed that £1,039 million in Levy funds
From 17 May, indoor hospitality businesses are permitted to re-open and households will be allowed to mix as the next step of the government’s roadmap out of the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown takes effect. Under
In its latest report, the Bank of England (BoE) has predicted that the UK economy will grow at its fastest rate in more than 70 years in 2021 as coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown restrictions are eased.
A survey carried out by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has revealed that optimism amongst small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) manufacturers rose considerably in the quarter to April 2021. The survey, which polled 260
A survey carried out by the Institute of Directors (IoD) has found that businesses are planning to adopt so-called ‘hybrid’ working once the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown restrictions are fully lifted. The survey of 600 business
The government must provide further details on its roadmap out of lockdown to bolster the economic recovery, says the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). At present, social distancing guidelines mean only two-thirds of employees can physically
Industry groups have called on the government to take further steps to normalise trade with the EU after the European Parliament voted to ratify the post-Brexit trade deal. EU lawmakers cleared the Trade and Co-operation
Research carried out by the Resolution Foundation has found that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused the biggest annual employment reduction for older workers since the 1980s. In a new report, the Foundation revealed that
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