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1,700 steel jobs were lost in Redcar earlier this year

British steel workers were abandoned by the government

A new report reveals the government's failings over the steel crisis

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  • The UK investment management industry is thriving

    Growth of the UK asset management industry has been extremely strong in recent years; particularly among authorised funds, which have trebled in a decade.

  • CPA: Pessimism Grips Construction Industry

    The latest Construction Trade Survey published today shows that construction activity fell sharply in Q3, despite a return to growth for the UK economy as a whole. Of greater concern, however, the forward looking indicators of orders and enquiries, were also negative, reinforcing concerns that the sector is unlikely to experience growth until at least 2014.

  • CPA: Construction Industry Urged to Unite As One Voice

    Speaking to an audience of more than 500 guests at the Construction Products Association’s Autumn Lunch, the Association’s Chairman, Bill Bolsover laid out his vision of the future and for all parts of the construction industry to pull together to create a single effective voice, as this was, he said, the only way to ensure the industry would maximise its influence and speed the UK economic recovery.

  • Outlook for UK chemical industry remains strong

    In the latest survey of business prospects carried out for chemical businesses by the industry trade body the Chemical Industries Association, optimism remains high.

  • Not as much as some might have hoped

    Coalition downplays regional growth cuts

    The government has unveiled the first round of its three-year funding to help struggling businesses, but Labour has accused ministers of refusing to invest in growth.

  • Big Four auditors were guilty of a `dereliction of duty`

    Peers demand Big Four probe

    The Office of Fair Trading should investigate the Big Four auditing firms, a committee of peers has concluded.

  • PM wants to reduce burdens on small businesses

    Thatcher minister handed SME review

    David Cameron has tasked a former Thatcher minister with reassessing the government's relationship with small and medium-sized businesses, acknowledging "there is so much more we need to do".

  • Voices from British business give their view on the coalition's economic policies

    Feature: What the business world is thinking

    David Cameron and Ed Miliband's struggle for the hearts of business figures at the CBI conference in London proved something of a one-sided affair.

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