Economic confidence turns positive for first time in a year

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Here’s what you need to know Business leaders’ confidence in the economy has returned to positive territory for the first time in almost a year, a new survey from the Institute of Directors reveals today. In a poll of 700 company directors conducted in March, optimism about the UK’s economy came in higher than at any time since Theresa May … Read More

Treasury Brexit forecasts slammed by leading Cambridge academics

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Treasury reports into how Brexit will affect the economy by the Treasury and other official bodies are wrong, a group of the UK’s most senior Cambridge academics have warned. New research from the Centre for Business Research, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, questions the accuracy of measurements of the impact of Brexit on the UK economy undertaken by the … Read More

The Queen’s Speech

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This year the Queen’s Speech follows a year of political turmoil, with the UK’s Brexit vote, Theresa May’s ill-judged snap election (resulting in the government’s reduced majority in the house of Commons), terrorist attacks in Manchester and London, and the dreadful fire at Grenfell Tower, North London that claimed 79 lives. The result it was a rather slimmed down speech … Read More