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UK job losses worst since 2009 with more to come, says CBI

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has reported that the rate of job losses in the year up to August have been the worst...

Retail sales ‘fall sharply’ in March but sector expects to spring back in April

Sales fall nearly 20% but firms expect to return to growth in April, according to CBI report, which suggests later timing of Easter may have impacted sector.

UK Manufacturing Council to support British makers

A Manufacturing Council will be established by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) to support UK manufacturers. The council will bring together dozens of CEOs...

Retailers report above average sales growth in October

Retailers reported the strongest pace of growth since September 2015 over the year to October, with sales expected to expand at similar pace next...

Retail sales pick up in a mixed May performance

Retail sales picked up slightly this month, following April’s fall, according to the latest CBI quarterly Distributive Trades Survey. More than a third (36%) of...

Digital divide threatening nearly half of UK businesses

New research by tech giant IBM and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) points to a growing digital divide among UK businesses. The research suggests...

March retail sales growth exceeds expectations

Retail sales volumes held broadly steady in March exceeding expectations of growth slowing, according to the CBI’s latest monthly Distributive Trades Survey. Whilst the survey...

Retailers bullish despite slowdown in February growth

Retail sales dropped slightly below normal, but orders have remained above expectations during the past month, according to the CBI’s latest quarterly Distributive Trades...

Retail sales exceed expectations in January

Retail sales growth was broadly steady over the year to January, beating retailers’ expectations for a slight slowdown, according to the CBI’s latest monthly...

Autumn brings spike in retail traffic

The retail sector has made a promising start to autumn, with the cash tills ringing louder than at this stage in the calendar for...