ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook finds hiring confidence at seven-year low

New SRSF EU food, plant and timber trade rules should apply deal or no deal

New SRSF EU food, plant and timber trade rules should apply deal or no deal

New animal import rules and rules regarding the trade of plant, seed, and timber come into force next week. These new SRSF regulations should continue to apply even if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, says Defra. Anna Tobin reports

UK GDP growth dependent on EU deal hints CBI Economic Forecast

UK GDP growth dependent on EU deal hints CBI Economic Forecast

Based on the UK agreeing a satisfactory trade deal with the EU, the latest CBI economic forecast predicts that GDP growth for the next two years will remain modest at 1.3% in 2019 and 1.2% in 2020 and pick up to 1.8% in 2021. If a deal isn’t reached the picture is much less rosy. Anna Tobin reports