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With Bank of England Governor Mark Carney warning that the possibility of a no-deal Brexit is “uncomfortably high”, a leading employers’ group has called on the Government to speed up publication of its guidance on that possibility.
In what is described as a step change in its approach to Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), the Government has set out a series of reforms intended to “supercharge economic growth and drive forward investment in local businesses across the country”.
Despite cooperating with a European Commission investigation, and thereby earning a reduction in fines of up to 50%, four consumer electronics manufacturers are facing penalties totalling over €111 million for breaking EU competition rules.
With skills shortages at near record levels, a new survey of over 1000 businesspeople across all sizes and sectors by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) examines the ways that employers are coping with the problem.