Business leaders have written to the prime minister, Theresa May, urging her to avoid opting for hard Brexit.
'The challenges facing the sector have not gone away'.
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British retail sales slowed in the run-up to the EU referendum, an industry survey has shown.
The business secretary, Sajid Javid, has told business leaders there is no need to panic after Britain’s vote to leave the EU, as investors braced for another day of heavy selling when markets reopen on Monday.
The European Central Bank has fanned fears that London could lose its status as Europe’s financial capital after warning that the Brexit vote might sever the City’s trade relationship with the EU.
Fears over the UK’s faltering economic outlook have been underlined by a survey showing a sharp drop in confidence among financial services firms, against the backdrop of the Chinese slowdown and the EU referendum.
Leaving the European Union would cause a serious shock to the UK economy that could lead to 950,000 job losses and leave the average household £3,700 worse off by 2020, a report commissioned by the CBI business lobby group has warned.
More needs to be done to propel women into the top jobs in Britain’s biggest businesses, to boost economic growth, according to the head of the CBI – who wants all major companies to ensure that a quarter of all senior roles are held by women.