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CBI tells PM: Customs union must be Brexit priority

British business leaders have lambasted Theresa May’s cabinet for infighting over the UK’s trade position, accusing ministers of putting ideology before jobs and investment. Carolyn Fairbairn, director general of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), will warn the Government that time is running out to make progress on Brexit …

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Revealed: Carillion link to ministers' board reforms

Ministers want the chairman of one of Britain’s biggest construction‎ groups to spearhead a new corporate governance code for private companies – even as the sector draws intense scrutiny in the wake of Carillion’s liquidation. Sky News has learnt that Greg Clark, the Business Secretary, has been asked to …

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Hyperloop: A visit to the test site of Virgin's train of the future

A California start-up chaired by British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson is trying to turn the dream of a high-speed pod-and-tube transport system into a reality.The BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones travelled to Virgin Hyperloop One’s test site in Nevada, US, to see how much progress it is making. Source: BBC News

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Dixons Carphone chief in shock exit to Boots

The chief executive of Britain’s biggest specialist electrical goods and mobile phone retailer is quitting days before it updates the City on its Christmas trading performance. Sky News can reveal that Sebastian James, who has run Dixons Carphone since the company was created in 2014, is to leave to …

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US shutdown: Senate bill on verge of collapse amid rancour

The Republican-controlled Senate’s bid to avert a US government shutdown is teetering on the brink of collapse as it races against a midnight deadline.The House of Representatives voted 230-197 on Thursday night for a budget bill to extend funding until next month.But the upper chamber is set for a …

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Dignity cuts funeral prices amid growing competition

Dignity, the UK’s only publicly-owned funeral business, is cutting the price of its “simple” funeral by 25% to just under £2,000 amid growing competition. It says this, and a freezing of prices for some other services, will mean profits for 2018 will be “substantially below” current expectations.Dignity said it …

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