Keeping up with the news can be tricky. Even the most eagle-eyed observer can miss a vital news story. We think being up-to-date on economic developments is key to the success of your startup.
Every Wednesday we provide the top 10 key bits of business news from the past week.
The Brexit bill
After the Supreme Court ruled MPs having to vote on the initiation of Brexit, a policy document needs to follow. It has been suggested that a Brexit bill may be drafted as early as Thursday.
Sexist dress rules reform
MPs suggest that the government should make an effort to ban sexist dress codes.
Car investment slowing
Strong increases in car investment have seen a steep drop in 2016 and 2017. Some investors are unwillingly to put forward their interests until there is clarity on Brexit.
Scotch whiskey supporting the UK’s economy
Scotch whiskey brings in £5bn a year. This may be a strategically important product for the UK, especially with its high value when exported.
Pound spikes with the fall of the dollar
With the uncertainty of the american economy, the drop in the dollar has caused the pound to spike.
London air quality
London’s air pollution has soared to its highest point since 2011. NO2 levels in Brixton exceeded the EU permitted amount for the year in the first 5 days of 2017.
WH Smith travel shops
WH Smith’s travel shops have performed well, significantly boosting its sales and profit.
Brexit prompts citizenship classes
In the wake of Brexit and the previous Newspapers’ labelling of judges as ‘enemies of the people’, free citizenship classes are being rolled out into secondary schools. This will hopefully explain the role of the judiciary to students.
Citigroup escaping London
Citigroup is searching for a new European base for when the UK leave the EU.
Climate change strikes Europe
Atlantic-facing coasts will be severely affected by flooding and storms.