9th March 2017

Today’s headlines: Growth forecast up; Sturgeon targets 2018 for a second separation vote; Hungary warns partners against “suicidal” Brexit strategy; and more.

BBC: UK growth forecast for 2017 revised up
London SE1: 1,000 new jobs on Bankside as 10-storey office scheme is approved

BQ: BT announces Wales recruitment drive
Fox News: China’s thirst for beer gives super boost to UK brewing market
The Irish News: BT to hire 100 apprentices and graduates in Northern Ireland
Reuters: Vauxhall boss says UK production key to the car brand

BBC: Sturgeon: Autumn 2018 ‘common sense’ for indyref2
The Sun: Net migration set to be almost DOUBLE the Government’s target by 2020, warn experts
Reuters: EU tries to contain East-West schism as Brexit bites
Telegraph: The Lords can’t stop the Brexit clock by insisting that Parliament should vote on a deal
Bloomberg: EU Must Avoid ‘Suicidal’ Trade Strategy on Brexit, Hungary Says

Guardian: Pret a Manger: just one in 50 job applicants is British, says HR boss
Telegraph: UK needs migrants as young Britons ‘have bizarre attitudes to work’