Rapid globalisation and complex supply chains mean brands have hitherto largely relied on production overseas, where labour is often cheaper and economies of scale have enabled strong expansion. But in light of Brexit and its potential impact on global trade and workforces, the reindustrialisation of Britain, for the textiles industry at least, could prove attractive to many domestic brands
‘CEOs need to invest more in shops, but our broken business rates system means they are punished for doing so’
Greg Clark, government minister for artificial intelligence strategy, says the UK can claim a multi-billion-pound economic prize as world leaders in AI
Set to take off in the UK, Islamic finance could fund major infrastructure projects and even be boosted by Brexit
Political division over how to finance badly needed new infrastructure in the UK should not get in the way of progress
Government commitment to digital services must not be distracted by events, notably Brexit, if the public sector is to reap the benefits of technology
UK companies that have reshored their call centres are adding value by raising standards of customer service with a British workforce
As the UK teeters on the brink of a new recession, new research shows that since the financial crisis, the country has been poor at translating economic growth into opportunity and prosperity.