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The economy

Access information on the state of the economy and ICAEW's Economic Insight reports.

Fed up with Brexit?

Bored with Brexit? Bothered and bewildered by it all? You will be says Nigel Hastilow.

Are the Big Four too big

The collapse of building and services business Carillion has again shone a spotlight on the audit market and whether or not it is fit for purpose. With a combined revenue of $134bn in 2017, according to Statista, is the dominance of the Big Four having a negative effect?

UK infrastructure investment

As the government pumps more money into infrastructure, David Craik examines if business is reaping the benefits of increased productivity from transportation projects.

Brexit in 2018

Mark Essex believes myths still linger – and lists some he thinks will be debunked this year.

The wages productivity dilemma

David Craik asks what the relationship is between wages and productivity – and what CFOs and FDs can do to boost both for the benefit of the staff and the balance sheet.

Review of 2017

With political uncertainty around Brexit, the outlook for 2017 was always going to be tricky to predict. Here’s an end-of-year roundup of key statistics and trends.

UK economic update In full flow

With growth holding its own in the face of tough times, Nina Bryant charts the ups and downs noted by UK companies in the latest ICAEW analysis of the economy.

Brexit update

What do business want to know about Brexit? If one thing's certain, we don't want months of needless uncertainty, say Nigel Hastilow.

Doing business in the UK

Recent changes to law aim to make the UK a more attractive business destination. David Craik asks a range of CFOs if the rules pass muster.

Government industrial update

When the general election came long, talk of the government's industrial strategy dried up. Nina Bryant looks at the details that are likely to still be on the table now that parliament has reconvened.

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