Small firms ‘suffering unprecedented slump in confidence’
Thousands of small businesses are struggling to stay afloat, says FSB
Steepest fall in lending to UK businesses for almost two years
Analysts have suggested the slump in borrowing could be another sign that firms are resisting investment and hunkering down ahead of Brexit.
Construction sector hits a downwards spiral as Brexit delays hit
The latest PMI data shows the sector in decline with the second-biggest fall in September since April 2009. The biggest fall was in June.
Businesses ‘beyond disillusioned’ with Brexit brinkmanship – CBI deputy chief
His comments came after Michael Gove claimed that the automotive and retail sectors were ready for a no-deal Brexit.
The Berkeley Group has seen a positive impact on demand despite Brexit concerns
The London-listed firm saw shares lift higher in early trading on Friday after it said forward sales remained above £1.8 billion.
PM unveils plans for new fast-track visa route to boost UK science sector talent
Boris Johnson said he wanted to ensure the country's immigration system attracted the very best minds from around the world
Leaving EU without deal a threat to UK science sector, charity warns
The chairwoman of the Wellcome Trust has urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to make a significant statement on science.
UK manufacturing slowdown eases but Brexit concerns persist
After a season of downturn within the sector easing slightly in August, factories are still fearful of the global economic slowdown and Brexit uncertainty, according to a new survey.
Boom or bust? Brexit’s impact on innovation and R&D
Brexit will undoubtedly affect life in the UK in several ways. We discuss the potential implications of Brexit on UK innovation and the schemes designed to support it.