Archive: Industry

The CBI has warned the government to spare infrastructure projects it claims are vital to economic recovery

Spending review: 'Protect our infrastructure'

Transport and technology should be prioritised to be spared the government spending squeeze the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has argued.

  • Royal Mail's financial situation continues to deteriorate

    Coalition underlines Royal Mail resolve

    The government has underlined its determination to part-privatise or sell Royal Mail after being warned the postal market - and Royal Mail's financial position - are continuing to deteriorate.

  • One-in, one-out rule to be introduced in September

    Coalition caps regulatory burden

    Businesses and the third sector will not face additional regulatory burdens from September 1st under the coalition government's 'one-in, one-out' rule.

  • Lord Sugar, appointed to small business taskforce

    Opposition not sweet on Sugar

    Lord Sugar has been appointed to a task force to help small businesses get credit from banks


    Comment: Innovation the cure for our economic woes

    With the major political parties fighting over who is in the best position to make the swingeing cuts necessary to help fix our ailing economy, not enough attention is being paid to the question of how we become profitable again.

  • Cadbury has shed jobs after being taken over by US firm Kraft

    Mandelson wants higher takeover threshold

    Peter Mandelson says the government backs a recommendation to increase the takeover threshold for shareholder ballots to two-thirds.

  • BAE is the world's second largest defence contractor

    BAE fined £250m for conspiracy

    Britain's biggest arms manufacturer will pay a $400 million (£250 million) fine after it pled guilty to conspiracy to make false statements to the US government.

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