From the Newsdesk

Business bosses fly a few kites

22 May 2017

Introducing speed targets for buses and creating a database of UK roads are two of the unlikely items included on a proposed to-do list for the next Government compiled by the Institute of Directors (IoD).

Business at odds with Conservatives on immigration

19 May 2017

In any previous election, the Conservative Party would have been expecting the support of big business and would by now have been welcoming letters signed by the heads of major companies, sent to the newspapers to back its policies.

Hard on Labour?

18 May 2017

Reactions to the Labour Party Manifesto by leading business groups have been decidedly mixed but overall it gets the thumbs down with most unhappy with proposals that "potentially undermine the UK’s flexible labour market".

Tax regime must get with the programme

17 May 2017

The UK tax system has too many inconsistencies, disincentives and anomalies, a report from the Institute of Directors (IoD) suggests.

Is Uber an online platform or a transport service?

16 May 2017

This question was at the heart of a case referred by the Spanish courts to the EU's Court of Justice (CJEU) as taxi drivers in Barcelona had taken action against Uber arguing that it lacked the necessary licences and authorisations to offer taxi services.

Stress still among top causes of absence

16 May 2017

Work-related stress remains one of the top causes of sickness absence according to new statistics.

Bridging the Brexit funding gap

15 May 2017

Billions of pounds in EU funding dedicated to supporting small firms will have to be replaced if the risk of an economic slowdown is to be avoided when the UK leaves the Union.

Manufacturers call for ambitious industrial strategy

12 May 2017

Ahead of the general election, EEF – the manufacturers’ organisation – has published a manifesto for manufacturing.

Freedom of movement will continue after Brexit

11 May 2017

Employer-led groups including the CBI and the Institute of Directors (IoD) have been agitating for continued access to EU workers after Brexit is complete and, according to an independent think tank, it is likely they will get their wish – at least for a while.

Smaller firms report that orders continue to rise

10 May 2017

Total new orders for small and medium-sized manufacturers are anticipated to rise by 26% in the current quarter, with domestic orders set to grow by +19% and export orders by +27%.