The Government is seeking views on the factors that may impact on business productivity and growth.
Carphone Warehouse is to close 92 stores after the retailer became the latest to issue a profit warning, amid continuing woes on the high street. The chain's owner Dixons Carphone, however, said that staff would be redeployed to larger outlets.
Updated to include the outlook on the services industry from the CBI Quarterly Service Sector Survey, May 2018.
Universal basic income has been described as everything between a utopian ideal and "dangerous nonsense", but with a trial due to take place soon with local authorities in Scotland, how likely is it that it could become a reality in the UK? Jo Faragher investigates.
Pay awards across the private sector are worth a median 2% in the year to the end of August 2017, but some variation exists by industry.
Low pay growth continues in the charity sector.
The chemicals sector, once renowned for awarding higher pay rises than others, is now awarding increases at the same level as other parts of the economy.
The construction industry has recorded one of the highest median pay awards of any sector over the past year.
More pay deals pitched at a higher level than last year as median in the utilities sector rises to 2%.
Engineering sector pay awards are flat at 2% despite more buoyant trading conditions.
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