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Dame Helen Alexander obituary

Dame Helen Alexander obituary

Businesswoman and former chief executive of the Economist who became the first female president of the Confederation of British IndustryIt was not only being a woman that made Helen Alexander
UK public finances see first July surplus since 2002 – as it happened

UK public finances see first July surplus since 2002 – as it happened

UK sees surplus of £184m rather than expected £1bn borrowingGerman economic sentiment disappointsProvident Financial boss leaves after profit warning and FCA investigationPersimmon shrugs off Brexit
Shouting the other side down won’t advance the Brexit debate | Letters

Shouting the other side down won’t advance the Brexit debate | Letters

Readers react to criticism of the Treasury by leavers including Bernard Jenkin. Plus responses to John Harris and Dick TaverneCritics of Brexit have focused on the damage it will do to our economy,
UK business chiefs unite to demand urgent Brexit transition deal

UK business chiefs unite to demand urgent Brexit transition deal

Five major lobby groups write letter to David Davis in latest sign of employers’ growing alarm about state of talks with EUUK business leaders have united to urge David Davis to quickly establish a
Alarm sounds over state of UK high street as sales crash

Alarm sounds over state of UK high street as sales crash

CBI survey shows sales dropping at fastest rate since 2009 recession, with consumers cutting back and inflation eroding spending powerHigh street sales are falling at their fastest rate since the
May and Corbyn to set out competing views of Brexit negotiations

May and Corbyn to set out competing views of Brexit negotiations

Prime minister to tell CBI she wants transition deal in which existing market rules continue, while Labour leader will criticise ‘chaos and confusion’Theresa May will promise business leaders a Brexit
Brexit weekly briefing: UK business leaders fret over lack of progress

Brexit weekly briefing: UK business leaders fret over lack of progress

The CBI president voices exasperation at government’s ‘soap opera’ approach and calls for urgent clarity on Brexit transitionWelcome to the Guardian’s weekly Brexit briefing, a summary of developments
Get Brexit deal fast, business leaders tell Theresa May

Get Brexit deal fast, business leaders tell Theresa May

Senior representatives to warn prime minister that firms will assume and act on worst case scenario if no transition deal is achieved soon British and European business leaders are to demand an urgent
Get Brexit deal fast, business leaders to tell Theresa May

Get Brexit deal fast, business leaders to tell Theresa May

Senior representatives to warn prime minister that firms will assume and act on worst case scenario if no transition deal is achieved soon British and European business leaders are to demand an urgent
UK  manufacturing order books at strongest level since 1988, CBI says

UK manufacturing order books at strongest level since 1988, CBI says

Global demand for British goods and weak pound bring sharp improvement in both total and export order booksOrder books for Britain’s factories are at their strongest for almost 30 years as the weak
High street sales bounce back after sharp fall last month

High street sales bounce back after sharp fall last month

CBI survey of retailers comes before Black Friday discounting period, which is likely to drive sales furtherHigh street sales are staging a recovery after a sharp slowdown last month, overcoming the
High street sales bounce back after sharp fall last month

High street sales bounce back after sharp fall last month

CBI survey of retailers comes before Black Friday discounting period, which is likely to drive sales furtherHigh street sales are staging a recovery after a sharp slowdown last month, overcoming the
Why business could prosper under a Corbyn government

Why business could prosper under a Corbyn government

Labour’s economic plans will alleviate the long-term damage being inflicted by austerity policiesWhile the Daily Mail, with Pavlovian regularity, persists in ringing the “Marxist” alarm bell, the
UK manufacturing order books near three-decade high, says CBI

UK manufacturing order books near three-decade high, says CBI

Strong growth recorded in November continued in December, but is expected to slow in early 2018Britain’s manufacturers have ended 2017 on a high note, with output surging to meet the strongest order
UK economy boosted by wage growth and rising output, two surveys say

UK economy boosted by wage growth and rising output, two surveys say

Adzuna study reports modest rise in average salary for job vacancies while CBI survey shows growth in economic outputThe British economy has received a double boost from reports showing signs of
CBI chief calls for urgent ‘jobs first’ Brexit transition deal

CBI chief calls for urgent ‘jobs first’ Brexit transition deal

Staying inside EU customs union is vital, Carolyn Fairbairn will tell Theresa May The leader of Britain’s biggest business lobby group is to call for a “jobs first” Brexit transition deal to be
Business leaders push for new campaign to reverse Brexit

Business leaders push for new campaign to reverse Brexit

Senior figures in CBI urge lobby group to toughen its message amid concerns over exportsBusiness leaders are privately pushing for a new campaign to reverse Brexit as concerns mount about the
Brexit immigration paper delay criticised by UK businesses

Brexit immigration paper delay criticised by UK businesses

Home Office says white paper outlining options for UK after leaving EU will not be published until the summerThe government’s decision to postpone the publication of a key document relating to its
High street retail sales continue to disappoint in April

High street retail sales continue to disappoint in April

Hopes of recovery from ‘beast from the east’ dashed after fifth consecutive month of weak salesHopes in the high street of a bounce back from poor weather-affected trading have been dashed after the
High street retail sales continue to disappoint in April

High street retail sales continue to disappoint in April

Hopes of recovery from ‘beast from the east’ dashed after fifth consecutive month of weak salesHopes in the high street of a bounce back from poor weather-affected trading have been dashed after the