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10:59, 20 JAN 2015
Steven McCabe: Sex, drugs and exit from the EU?
One of the reasons our GDP has increased is because of almost £10 billion extra being included to account for the sex and drugs trade estimated to be worth some £5.3 billion and £4.4 billion respectively.
CBI Pulling Together report calls for action to revitalise supply chains
The report, Pulling Together, recommends ways to kick-start the UK’s supply chains, and solutions to reinvigorate Britain’s industrial strategy
New Birmingham Chamber boss to focus on links with city's education sector
Incoming Birmingham Chamber president to focus on links with city's education sector
David Bailey: Europe's car market continues to edge upwards as Eurozone stagnates
Europe's auto industry has been badly damaged by the ongoing fallout from the global financial crisis and credit crunch.
Fergal Dowling: Growing pains and tackling skills shortage
Companies are still having to deal with significant amounts of red tape and the dangers of being unprepared can be significant.
David Bailey: Growth is strong; what does that mean for interest rates?
After one of the slowest recoveries on record, the UK economy is now growing at a decent rate.
Wesleyan to extend Birmingham Children's Hospital sponsorship
By extending the link for a further two years, the Birmingham-based financial mutual will be able to help the hospital hit its £4 million fundraising target
Survey reveals financial services firms are upbeat
The survey of 98 firms revealed that business volumes rose across many industry sub-sectors, with the exception of finance houses and parts of the insurance industry
Tax system sapping firms' hopes says CBI survey
Firms getting a raw deal from the UK tax system according to new research by Grant Thornton and CBI
Rise in the pound strikes fear in manufacturers
A new survey showed manufacturing orders were at their strongest since December’s 18-year high, with the food and drink sector “particularly robust”
Birmingham youngsters will miss out on top city jobs - report
While there will be a rise in managerial, professional and technical jobs in the city, they will likely be taken up by youngsters elsewhere because of a lack of skills, researchers have found
New business bank to back smaller firms
Small businesses across the Midlands have a powerful new financial ally in the shape of the new British Business Bank .
Miliband: We'll end the low pay epidemic in Britain
The leader of the opposition has outlined major changes to force companies to increase the wages of the country's poorest paid. Graeme Brown reports.
Grant Thornton lands firm of the year award
Shortlisted among industry peers, Grant Thornton took home the top prize marking the third time in the last five years the firm has won the accolade
Deloitte continues to back CBI's Business in the Classroom initiative
Year 10 pupils from Hamstead Hall Academy in Handsworth Wood visited Deloitte’s Birmingham office to conclude their CBI Business in the Classroom initiative.
Small manufacturers' optimism at new record high
Total orders and output are also up, according to the figures from the CBI’s latest SME (small-to-medium enterprise) survey covering the three months to April
Digby Jones: Why The New Troubleshooter makes me go gooey
Lord Jones explains how The New Troubleshooter came about, and how he came to pick up the baton from his ‘hero’ Sir John Harvey-Jones, who presented the first series in 1990
Former city lawyer Digby Jones debuts as BBC's Troubleshooter
The business guru is The New Troubleshooter in a three-part BBC2 series which starts tonight
Birmingham Metropolitan College
National Express exec to replace Christine Braddock at Birmingham Metropolitan College
Andrew Cleaves to replace Dame Christine Braddock who has been principal for 17 years
Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: Property most popular for profits
The rise and rise of the super-rich in the West Midlands continued last year with property being the most popular route to mega-millions.
Job prospects improve as confidence grows
The CBI said more firms were set to create jobs than not in 2014 for the first time since the onset of the recession in 2008
British people are dipping into their savings
Households are pulling money out of their savings accounts at the fastest rate in recent times.
Birmingham City University
Martin Sorrell's 10 steps to business success
Chief executive of WPP shares ten insights from his business experience.
High Speed 2
HS2 bill set to kick off London-Birmingham rail project
Opponents gather outside Parliament as Government publishes Hybrid Bill for first phase