Brexit uncertainty knocks SME confidence

Small business confidence has fallen to its lowest point since 2011, amid continued uncertainty surrounding Brexit negotiations. According to a survey by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), SME confidence fell to -9.9 in the last three months of 2018. This...

Skilled migration set to fall further

Businesses that employ foreign workers will be among the worst hit by Brexit, according to research from academic think tank The UK in a Changing Europe. The report suggests that skilled immigration increases productivity, with a rise in the skilled migrant share of 1...

Directors back Brexit deal

The majority of directors support getting a Brexit deal approved, according to a survey following the publication of a draft withdrawal agreement on 14 November 2018. A poll of 816 Institute of Directors (IoD) members revealed that 72% think it's important a...

Draft Brexit deal published

Prime Minister Theresa May agreed a controversial draft agreement on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union with her cabinet on the evening of Wednesday 14 November. Several ministers have since resigned in protest at the terms of the draft deal, including Brexit...

Employee earnings grow by 3.2%

UK wage growth increased at the highest rate since 2008 in the three months to September 2018, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Excluding bonuses, average weekly earnings grew by 3.2% in Q3 2018 compared with the same period in 2017....