Children should be given lessons in careers whilst at primary school as part of an attempt to promote “employability” in schools, says a report out today.
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Friday 09 March 2012
Fears that the recovery in the manufacturing sector is starting to lose steam were fuelled today by lacklustre industrial growth figures.
Monday 05 March 2012
Business leaders threw down the gauntlet to the Chancellor, George Osborne, last night with demands for an aggressively pro-business Budget to kick-start the economy's fragile recovery.
Monday 05 March 2012
Tuesday 24 January 2012
Facebook announced plans today to help thousands of small firms by offering free advertising to boost their chances of growing their business.
Tuesday 10 January 2012
The Government today gave the go-ahead for the HS2 high-speed rail scheme, saying the £32.7 billion project would benefit the whole country.
Friday 06 January 2012
Outlook Forget hugging hoodies, Britons should go out and cuddle a chief exec.
Wednesday 14 December 2011
London Underground workers are to stage four strikes, including one on Boxing Day, in a row over bank holiday pay, it was announced today.
Tuesday 13 December 2011
The state of the UK's high streets was laid bare today when a government-commissioned report described some town centres as "dead", with huge increases in the number of empty shops.
Thursday 01 September 2011
Adam Posen, the arch-dove of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, has issued his loudest call yet for the world's central banks to embark on another round of quantitative easing in order to prevent a return to global recession.
Saturday 27 August 2011
The feeble pace of economic recovery was confirmed yesterday in the latest Office for National Statistics data, which also showed Britain's industrial output fell in the second quarter of this year by more than feared.
Monday 15 August 2011
Business confidence continues to slide in the UK, with few expecting to see economic growth over the coming six months, according to a survey published today.
Tuesday 09 August 2011
Hopes for an export-led recovery in the UK economy were dealt a blow today after a widening in the country's trade gap in June.
Sunday 31 July 2011
Tuesday 26 July 2011
John Longworth, a veteran retailer, has been named as the new director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce, taking over from David Frost, who has run the business organisation since 2003. Mr Longworth has held posts as a senior executive at Asda and Tesco, and is also non-executive director of the Co-operative Group Food Ltd and Nichols plc.
Saturday 23 July 2011
US Outlook: One of the great set-pieces of the US legislative process is the formal signing of a bill into law. With the legislation's supporters and beneficiaries gathered around, applauding, the president signs each letter of his name with a different pen, and hands them all out as souvenirs. Sadly, this made-for-TV moment is not the conclusion of the process it might appear.
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