1. FSB finds confidence amongst UK small businesses has fallen

    The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed that confidence amongst UK small businesses has fallen significantly, with 31% of firms expecting their business performance to worsen over the coming three months. The FSB’s Small Business Index (SBI) found that confidence amongst small firms fell to -2.5 during the fourth...
  2. Brexit deal must put jobs and prosperity first, says Chancellor

    In his annual Mansion House speech, Chancellor Philip Hammond stated that any Brexit deal between the UK and the EU must put UK jobs and prosperity first. Mr Hammond revealed that the government will seek a ‘bold and ambitious’ free trade agreement, that covers both goods and services. He also...
  3. Personal debt growth is ‘slowing’, BBA finds

    Growth in personal debt slowed during May, data published by the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) has revealed. Personal debt grew by 5.1% during May, compared to 6.4% in April. Borrowing via loans and overdrafts slowed down in particular, the BBA said. House purchase approvals also experienced a deceleration, totalling 40,347...
  4. Business groups call for ‘softer’ Brexit

    Five business groups, including the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), have called for the government to secure continued access to the European single market until a final Brexit deal can be struck with the EU. The letter...
  5. New data reveals fraud ‘hotspots’ in the UK

    New data collated by consumer group Which? has outlined fraud ‘hotspots’ around the UK. Which? has created a map, pinpointing locations where certain types of fraud appear to be more prevalent. The consumer body revealed that Norfolk is a hotspot for dating fraud, Dorset suffers the most computer virus, malware...


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