Current Affairs

OBR: no-deal Brexit could cost £30bn in public borrowing

Businesses urged to make contingency plans.

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Unemployment falls to 3.8%

Employment growth “may start to slow as vacancies rise”.

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Increasing state pension age fuels jobs market growth

Records levels of women in employment.

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‘Positive action’ needed for retail and hospitality

Government committee calls for action plan on productivity.

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Customs checks to be relaxed in no-deal Brexit scenario

‘Common-sense move’ welcomed by importers.

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BoE forecasts slow growth for 2019

Interest rate remains at 0.75%.

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More firms prepare for no-deal Brexit

‘Much more information’ is needed to prepare for 29 March.

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Businesses warn against no-deal Brexit

BCC and IoD among groups responding to the meaningful vote.

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Brexit uncertainty knocks SME confidence

Half of businesses still plan to grow, despite disruption.

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Skilled migration set to fall further

Staff shortages to worsen after Brexit, report claims.

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