• 8 Jun 15
    The CBI has downgraded its UK economic forecasts for this year and next, and is now predicting growth of 2.4% in 2015, rising to 2.5% in 2016.
  • 28 Apr 15
    The UK economy slowed in the three months to March this year, according to preliminary growth estimates released nine days before the general election.
  • Christine Lagarde
    17 Apr 15
    International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde backed the coalition government’s economic strategy, saying levels of growth showed the plan had ‘worked’.
  • 18 Feb 15
    Smart technologies can make our cities work better. But to face the challenges ahead, including population growth and transport, we also need our towns and villages to become ‘smart communities’
  • 26 Sep 14
    Chief finance officers across Britain’s top 350 firms have backed the government’s deficit-reduction plans, but are warning that political uncertainty around next year’s general election could hit...
  • 30 Jan 14
    London is driving the recovery, but other large UK cities should be contributing much more. They must be given the tools to grow their economies and respond to local circumstances
  • Building plans
    24 Jun 13
    Local government anxiously awaits the outcome of the Spending Review. But it's not just the overall totals that count, it's also the fairness of the distribution system - and poorer councils...