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Stay in single market and a customs union until final EU deal is in force - CBI proposal

Stay in single market and a customs union until final EU deal is in force - CBI proposal

UK needs a bridge to a new deal to reduce uncertainty and protect jobs Negotiators on both sides of the UK-EU talks should aim to agree transitional arrangements as soon as possible. A limited period of transition, beginning when the Article 50 process ends, would provide firms with continuity and certainty, protecting jobs and trade flows. This is why the CBI is proposing that the UK seeks to stay inside the EU single market and a customs union until a final deal is in force.

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Matt Horan with a drone

Cyber attackers can hijack drones

A leading cyber-security expert has warned about the increasing dangers of hackers taking control of drones in mid-flight. Matt Horan of C3IA Solutions, the Dorset-based cyber-security company, said it is just one of the latest threats in the cyber-sphere. There are 200,000 commercial drones - or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) - sold every month worldwide, so there are increasing opportunities for them to be hacked.

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David Picton, Chief Sustainability Officer at Carillion.

Construction firms urged to help the South West's homeless get back in to work

The RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) is calling on construction firms in the South West to help tackle the skills shortage in the industry by helping some of their community's most vulnerable people get back into work.

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Steve Moir Chairman of Property Sharing Experts

Election 2017 - positive outcome for the property market

By Steve Moir, chairman of the Experts in Property While the result of the General Election wasn't as anyone expected, it could have unintended positive outcomes for the housing market. A government with a large majority and no effective opposition would not have been in the nation's interest. The result means that greater agreement between parties and less extreme policies are likely to be the order of the day.

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Simon Boyd signs letter to Theresa May surrounded by those going to 650 MPs urging them to stay strong over Brexit

Businessman urges MPs to stay strong on Brexit

A concerned managing director whose Dorset company has done business in more than 140 countries has personally written to every single MP in the UK to urge a clean break from the European Union.

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Professor Nada Kakabadse, Henley Business School.

Hard Brexit threatens UK collapse

Following the Conservative's General Election win, Treasury figures warning that a hard BREXIT could cost up to £66bn are just the tip of the iceberg, says Professor Nada Kakabadse, Head of Marketing and Reputation at Henley Business School.

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CBI comments on General Election 2017 results

Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said: "This is a serious moment for the UK economy. The priority must be for politicians to get their house in order and form a functioning government, reassure the markets and protect our resilient economy.

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Forum of Private Business sounds a 'mayday' distress signal for businesses

The Forum of Private Business is calling more loudly than ever for the UK's politicians to recognise that the economic strength of the UK is reliant on the country's five million small businesses.

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DCCI chief executive Ian Girling

General election comment - Dorset Chamber urges business to turn out in force

Ian Girling, Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) chief executive, said: "In the most significant general election for a generation, it has never been more important to have a strong turnout from those in the business community.

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Less than 1 in 5 UK managers support ‘hard Brexit’

Less than 1 in 5 UK managers support 'hard Brexit'

In advance of the general election, UK managers have made clear what they want to see from a new government. With Brexit on the horizon, just one in five (19%) managers favour a so-called 'hard Brexit', according to new research from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

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Matt Horan, security director of C3IA Solutions

NHS hack is a warning for business

After the NHS was crippled by a computer hack, one of the country's leading cyber-security experts has warned businesses to be on their guard and explained how they can reduce the risk of attack

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Cybersecurity in the Aftermath of the Ransomware Attack - What Lies Ahead?

Cybersecurity in the Aftermath of the Ransomware Attack - What Lies Ahead?

Comment by Vijay Michalik, Industry Analyst, Digital Transformation, Frost & Sullivan "Last week's large scale ransomware infection is a clear sign of the escalating challenges facing cybersecurity. In the biggest ransomware outbreak so far, over 100.000 computers are believed to have been infected from Russia to Taiwan, including in institutions such as Telefonica, FedEx, Deutsche Bahn and the NHS."

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