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  • Antibiotic resistance 'biggest threat to modern medicine' ©iStock Fall in sales of animal antibiotics signals progress in helping to tackle resistanceThe UK are on course to meet targets in reducing the sales of antibiotics for use in animals after they fell by 9% to a four-year low in 2015, according to a Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) report released today. 17 November 2016
  • UK infrastructure improvment needed ©iStock 'Great British investment plan' needed to improve infrastructureThe UK is one of the lowest ranked countries for investment in vital infrastructure according to analysis of OECD countries by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) published today. 17 November 2016
  • Potential global capital expenditure improvement ©Shutterstock Growth expected despite political uncertaintyOpportunities for global economic growth remain despite political uncertainty, according to NN Investment Partners' (NN IP) Outlook Views for 2017 report. 16 November 2016
  • Customers to be made aware of risks ©Shutterstock FCA publish new rules for LISA salesThe Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has outlined a new approach for regulating the promotion and distribution of Lifetime ISAs (LISA). 16 November 2016
  • Employment at a record high ©Shutterstock Employment rate highest since 1971The employment rate from July to September 2016 was 74.5%, the joint highest since comparable records began in 1971 according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today. 16 November 2016
  • Stress ‘time-bomb’ ©Shutterstock Stress 'time-bomb' affecting productivityOne in four employees have taken time off work in the last year due to stress-related problems according to health and wellbeing provider BHFS. 15 November 2016
  • Unexpected inflation fall ©iStock.jpg Inflation respite to be 'short-lived'The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) fell from 1.0% in the year to September to 0.9% in October, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today. 15 November 2016
  • Capping a 'huge step in the right direction' ©Shutterstock FCA caps early exit charges at 1%The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced today that early exit charges for occupational pensions will be capped for people over the age of 55. 15 November 2016
  • Time to ‘rethink’ executive pay ©Shutterstock Executive remuneration in need of overhaulLarge publicly listed companies need to overhaul their current executive remuneration models according to a paper by Hermes Investment Management (Hermes). 14 November 2016
  • Carbon emissions at record low ©Shutterstock No coal burnt for electricity for first time since 1881For the first time more than half of UK electricity between July and September 2016 was produced from low-carbon energy sources according to Imperial College London (UCL) and Drax. 14 November 2016
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