11th February 2019


Food industry warns Gove on Brexit ‘crisis’

Image copyright Getty Images The UK food industry has threatened to stop co-operating with government policy consultations, saying it is busy trying to stave off the “catastrophic impact” of a no-deal Brexit. The warning came…


UK signs post-Brexit trade deal with Switzerland

Image copyright Reuters Image caption International Trade Secretary Liam Fox talks to Swiss Economy Minister Guy Parmelin The UK and Switzerland have signed a deal to continue trading after Brexit as they did before it….


Brexit: Theresa May to give MPs update on Tuesday

Image copyright AFP Theresa May will update MPs on Tuesday about recent Brexit talks as she continues to seek support for her deal. She visited Dublin and Brussels last week seeking EU agreement on changes…


Pointless GCSEs should be scrapped, says senior MP

Image copyright Getty Images GCSEs should be scrapped and A-levels should be replaced by a mix of academic and vocational subjects, says Robert Halfon, chairman of the Education Select Committee. His radical rewriting of England’s…


UK economic growth slowest since 2012

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPhilip Hammond says the UK economy put in a “robust performance” The UK economy expanded at its slowest annual rate in six years in 2018 after a…



Austerity to continue unless Hammond spends, says IFS

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Chancellor Philip Hammond is due to unveil his Spring Statement next month Philip Hammond must spend billions extra to end austerity, says think tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)….



‘Ideas are worthless, execution matters’

StockX is an online marketplace for buying and selling sneakers and accessories. Josh Luber, its founder and chief executive, says entrepreneurs don’t need the perfect business, they just need to put “one foot in front…