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Tag: Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

High street stores get pre-Christmas boost as sales stop falling | Business

High street closures in 2019 Thousands of high street jobs have been lost this year as a result of high profile retail administrations and thousands more are at risk as Mothercare, Debenhams and Forever 21 prepare for closures. Here are some of the key industry names that have been affected. Mothercare: Has 79 stores and …

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UK retail stockpiling reaches record levels on back of Brexit concerns | Business

Britain’s biggest retailers have been ramping up their stockpiling efforts to record levels in the run-up to Brexit, according to the Confederation of British Industry. The country’s leading business lobby group said retailers’ stock levels compared with the volume of expected sales had risen to the highest point in October since it began compiling retail …

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CBI is wrong to see cost as big issue in Labour’s nationalisation plans | Nils Pratley | Business

The Confederation of British Industry is barking up the wrong tree when it howls about the “eye-watering” cost of Labour’s nationalisation plans, which it puts at almost £200bn. Of all the arguments against nationalisation – and there are many strong ones – the claimed upfront cost is the weakest. The CBI skips over the fact …

CBI is wrong to see cost as big issue in Labour’s nationalisation plans | Nils Pratley | BusinessRead More