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21 July 2023

Industrial strategy required to 'focus on innovation', says IoD

Industrial strategy required to ‘focus on innovation’, says IoD

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has urged the government to create an industrial strategy to help ‘define specific long-term priorities for the UK economy’. A survey carried out by the IoD revealed that 88% of its members favour the development of an industrial strategy. Less than 10% of IoD members think economic growth should be generated

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Post-Brexit trade plan must be replaced with 'ambitious strategy', says think tank

Post-Brexit trade plan must be replaced with ‘ambitious strategy’, says think tank

The Resolution Foundation think tank has called for the government to replace the initial post-Brexit trade plan with a ‘far more ambitious’ strategy to help protect Britain’s manufacturing firms and seek new markets for UK services firms. A report published by the Foundation found that the UK’s initial post-Brexit trade plan to secure Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with

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UK inflation stays at 8.7%

UK inflation stays at 8.7%

The UK’s rate of inflation plateaued at 8.7% in May, data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has shown. Inflation was expected to fall in May but remained at 8.7% – the same rate as was recorded in April. The rate of 8.7% is higher than economists had expected, and many now anticipate a

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