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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

Reality of No Deal hits as CBI warns that the UK and the EU are woefully unprepared

Reality of No Deal hits as CBI warns that the UK and the EU are woefully unprepared

A new report from the CBI What comes next? The business analysis of no deal preparations based on a comprehensive study of existing plans laid out by the Government, the EU, member states and business shows that no one is anywhere near ready for a No Deal Brexit on 31 October. Anna Tobin reports

Leaders of all major industrial and business sectors call on Johnson to avoid No Deal

Leaders of all major industrial and business sectors call on Johnson to avoid No Deal

From farming to finance, senior figures across British industry are pleading with the new Prime Minister Boris Johnson to take No Deal off the table. Anna Tobin reports

The TUC and CBI issue joint statement on citizens rights post Brexit

The TUC and CBI issue joint statement on citizens rights post Brexit

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the Trades Union Congress (TUC) have come together to urge the UK government and the EU to guarantee citizens’ rights after March 29, 2019. The two organisations represent millions of public and private sector workers and 190,000 businesses.

In a joint statement Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the TUC and Carolyn Fairbairn, director-general of the CBI, said: ‘After 15 months of human poker, the uncertainty facing four million European and UK citizens has become intolerable.