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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Thursday 11 November 2010
Campaigners issued stark warnings today about the impact of tougher sanctions on benefit claimants who refuse work planned under Government welfare reforms.
Thursday 04 November 2010
Pressure on the Bank of England to announce a further round of quantitative easing in the UK lessened yesterday. With the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee due to announce its latest decision on QE at noon today, the first indications of economic growth in the fourth quarter suggested a continued, if slower, pace of recovery than seen in the previous six months.
Saturday 23 October 2010
One of South-west England's most familiar landmarks is back from the dead. Two years after it was destroyed by fire, the Grand Pier at Weston-super-Mare will reopen today after a £40m rebuild.
Tuesday 19 October 2010
Saturday 02 October 2010
Steadily worsening prospects for the economy are intensifying the pressure on the Bank of England to resume its policy of quantitative easing, colloquially termed printing money, which injected some £200bn directly into the economy last year.
Monday 20 September 2010
A leading business group will today sound alarm bells about "deepening splits" in the Coalition over employment law.
Monday 30 August 2010
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has upgraded its growth forecasts for the UK economy for this year and next, but gave warning that the Government's austerity measures will take their toll on growth in the medium term.
Thursday 26 August 2010
Geoffrey Johnson Smith was a television journalist who became a Conservative MP. But though he rose to become a junior minister, his early promise was not fulfilled.
Thursday 19 August 2010
A tentative improvement in the UK's dire public finances during July fuelled hopes today of a smaller rise in borrowing than first feared this year.
Monday 16 August 2010
More than three months after the coalition Government was formed, and ministerial jobs were divided up between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats, David Cameron's administration has still not appointed a trade minister to promote UK business abroad.
Friday 30 July 2010
Outlook Changes to employment regulation rarely work out as badly as businesses fear. In the run up to the introduction of the minimum wage in 1997, employers were queuing up to warn that higher unemployment would be the inevitable result. It did not turn out that way. Similarly, many of the worst fears of businesses about the abolition of the default retirement age are likely to prove unfounded.
Monday 26 July 2010
A majority of British businesses back the emergency Budget, according to figures released by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), with 64 per cent supporting the balance between spending cuts and tax rises.
Monday 12 July 2010
Monday 14 June 2010
Business costs have fallen by 0.5% as firms benefit from lower borrowing charges, according to a new report today.
Monday 24 May 2010
British businesses have faced another £11 billion in red tape and new regulation costs over the past year, research suggested today.
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