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Businesses report recovery in activity ahead of easing of lockdown restrictions
Business leaders are bewildered by visa and work permit restrictions imposed by UK-EU trade agreement
Flagship coronavirus furlough scheme extended while VAT and business rates are cut
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Boost to manufacturing from stockpiling was offset by renewed downturn in services
Purchasing managers’ index lower than expected but majority of businesses report expansion
Professional services ignored in negotiations, Lords committee says
Economists remain wary over what data reveal about strength of post-lockdown recovery
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April PMI data suggest economic downturn could be worse than ‘anything seen in living memory’
PMI survey of business leaders indicates growth for first time since August
But markets suggest Bank of England rate decision is on knife edge
PMI index shows sector stemming decline as business optimism rises
Most companies report falling output with December below expectations
Survey shows sector returning to contraction in November after brief period of stability
Uncertainty over Brexit and election weighs on economy, survey shows
Flat services PMI leaves private sector stagnating in run-up to election
For spending to continue depends on whether British consumers feeling confident enough to carry on spending.
Survey results uniformly weak in services sector, construction and manufacturing
August figures in key gauge of sentiment reveal sector’s worst performance since 2008
Analysts still see ‘fundamental weaknesses’ in key driver of economy
Sluggish activity blamed on Brexit uncertainty and global manufacturing slump
Overall economic activity subdued, executives say