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2 September 2015

Apprenticeships in government contracts is more red tape for business

Commenting on the new requirement from the 1 September 2015 for businesses bidding for government contracts…
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2 September 2015

Strong GDP figures, but help needed to sustain growth

  • GDP quarterly growth in Q2 2015 confirmed at 0.7%, up from 0.4% in first quarter   • Services grew…
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26 August 2015

Superfast Broadband expands across Hampshire

News has been welcomed by Hampshire County Council, that three million extra premises across the UK now…
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26 August 2015

Apprenticeship focus must be on quality, not an arbitrary figure

  Commenting on the Government's latest announcement on apprenticeships, John Longworth, Director General…
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21 August 2015

Apprenticeship focus must be on quality, not an arbitrary figure

  Commenting on the Government's latest announcement on apprenticeships, John Longworth, Director General…
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21 August 2015

Further welcome progress in cutting the deficit, but big task still lies ahead

  • In July 2015, public sector net borrowing, excluding public sector banks, was in surplus of £1.3bn,…
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19 August 2015

Inflation will remain below target until well into 2016

  • Annual CPI inflation in July 2015 was 0.1%, up from 0% in June 2015 • A smaller fall in clothing…
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17 August 2015

SKILLS SHORTAGE UNDERMINES UK EXPORT GROWTH

  Two thirds of exporters are struggling to recruit skilled staff, warn DHL and the British Chambers…
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7 August 2015

Premature interest rates increases could derail the recovery

    Commentating on today's interest rate decision announced by the Bank of England, John Longworth,…
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4 August 2015

UK SERVICES FIRMS HOLD THE KEY TO OVERCOMING TRADE DEFICIT

  The UK is set to miss the government’s target of hitting £1 trillion worth of exports by 2020 by 14…
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