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CBI: Firms need clear Brexit plan now

CALM and decisive leadership, a clear plan for the UK’s future outside the EU and a framework for business and government to work together and deliver that plan are businesses’ immediate priorities as the country navigates its exit from the EU, according to the CBI. Speaking at the London Evening Standard’s inaugural Business Awards, Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI director-general, also said government must confirm that workers from the EU already in the UK can stay.


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 EDITORS COMMENT

The fly in the ointment
DURING a visit to a Belgian vinyl manufacturer days after the UK voted to leave the EU, I was drawn to the imagery of how a single fly that lands on the moving sheets of vinyl inside the factory can get stuck on the adhesive, forcing the workers to replace entire sections of vinyl. The cost of one such incident isn’t necessarily going to bankrupt anyone, but tally up several such incidents over a long, hot summer, and the accumulated damage becomes painfully obvious. Read more...

 POINTS OF VIEW
Show me the money!

How to avoid contractors who use every trick in the book to reduce and delay payment Whatever the level of your business and whatever your specialisation, I want to encourage you to experience and enjoy a better, more profitable way of working. That means that as a business owner, you don’t just hope to get paid on time, you’re one of the smart ones that actually makes sure payment problems won’t cost you your business. Unscrupulous contractors use every trick in the book to reduce and delay payments...

 CFA COMMENT
Keep calm and carry on

Don’t panic – I see no immediate impact on the CFA after the Brexit referendum. It’s business as usual. The Flooring Industry Training Association (FITA) hosted another important event in April, when all instructors
attended an intensive day of CPD
with an update provided on the latest
tools, materials and laying techniques...

 HELP AND ADVICE
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Pattern floors
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Making it stick

How adhesives keep it all together
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