‘Increase access to flexible working’

The average employee loses five days a year commuting to and from work, according to a study. The Confederation for British Industry (CBI) polled 2,000 workers and found the typical respondent lost 2.7 hours a week to travel disruption or delays. Adding up that weekly...

Economy stagnates in Q4 2019

Statistics released by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) suggest that the last quarter of 2019 was tough for UK businesses with "protracted weakness across most indicators of economic health". The BCC's Quarterly Economic Survey suggests that the service sector...

Warning bells as rental numbers plunge

The UK's housing crisis could be deepening following a report which shows a shortage of new private rental properties on the market. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' (RICS) latest residential market survey reported a decline in the number or rental...

Businesses issue lukewarm election response

Business groups have called for clarity and direction, following the Conservatives' resounding general election victory. Prime Minister Boris Johnson secured a 78-seat majority in the 12 December 2019 election. And business leaders have cautiously welcomed the clear...

Main parties pledge February Budget

Both the Conservatives and Labour intend to hold a Budget within 100 days of forming a new government after today's general election. Setting out plans on 4 December for the eventuality of a Conservative victory, Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised "a post-Brexit...