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Business News

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Employment rose by 106,000 in the three months to August, despite unemployment climbing by 10,000 to 1.66m, according to official figures.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Average weekly earnings for self-employed are worse now than 20 years ago, according to new research.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Nearly three-quarters of small business are predicting growth over the next two years, but are split over the potential impact of Brexit, according to new research.

Friday, 30 September 2016

UK growth was stronger than previously thought in the run-up to the Brexit vote, according to official figures.

Friday, 30 September 2016

Consumer confidence increased in September to return to levels last seen prior to the UK's vote to the EU in June.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Manufacturing output continued to expand at a "healthy rate" in the past month, according to the CBI.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

The first-ever trade mission to showcase the Midlands Engine has touched down in North America.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Councils are being forced to write off millions of pounds in unpaid business rates because of loopholes in licensing and business laws, the Local Government Association has claimed.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Unemployment fell by 39,000 in the three months to July to stand at 1.63m, the lowest figure since 2008.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Small businesses have recorded a third year of solid growth but there is widespread dissatisfaction with governments over what is seen as a lack of support for SMEs, according to an international study.

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