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INSIGHT & ANALYSIS

The CBI is the UK’s most effective and influential business group. Our policy experts produce insight and analysis that cover a broad range of policy issues affecting companies of all sectors and sizes. For more information about the areas we cover visit our business issues section.

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  • Image of Backing Britain's prosperity – CBI business manifesto 2017

    Report The economy

    Backing Britain's prosperity – CBI business manifesto 2017

    09 May 2017 - 

    The next Government should prioritise stability and a long-term vision for the economy.

  • Image of Business tax contribution - 2016/17

    Insight Tax & regulation

    Business tax contribution - 2016/17

    26 April 2017 - 

    In 2016/17 the businesses tax contribution increased by nearly £19 billion from £186.5 billion to £205.3 billion.

  • Image of Milton Keynes: Wirelessly charged electric buses

    Case study Energy

    Milton Keynes: Wirelessly charged electric buses

    25 April 2017 - 

    Arriva operates eight Wrightbus StreetLite electric buses as part of a multi-stakeholder project to demonstrate the UK’s first all-electric route and the first UK application of inductive charging. Taking a significant step towards meeting UK emissions targets within the transport sector.

  • Image of CBI Construction Council Future Leaders Group

    Insight Construction

    CBI Construction Council Future Leaders Group

    25 April 2017 - 

    The construction sector faces a number of significant challenges – fragmentation of the industry, low margins, limited scope to invest in innovation and challenges recruiting the right mix of skills. All of this at a time when construction has never been more important to our future, given our ambitious plans for the UK’s infrastructure and housing.

  • Image of Shaping regional infrastructure

    Report Infrastructure

    Shaping regional infrastructure

    20 April 2017 - 

    How does improving infrastructure and boosting productivity go hand in hand? Read the full report

  • Image of Business view on the European Council's draft guidelines

    Insight Brexit & EU negotiations

    Business view on the European Council's draft guidelines

    05 April 2017 - 

    Brexit Briefing (March 2017)

  • Image of The Great Repeal Bill White Paper: What companies need to know

    Insight Brexit & EU negotiations

    The Great Repeal Bill White Paper: What companies need to know

    31 March 2017 - 

    The government has published a White Paper on legislating for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union - the so-called “Great Repeal Bill”. The White Paper outlines how the government intends to carry EU law into UK law and ensure maximum certainty for business the day the UK leaves the EU. Outlined below are the main areas addressed in the White Paper and what businesses should be thinking about in relation to the Great Repeal Bill.

  • Image of Brexit: The priorities for European countries

    Insight Brexit & EU negotiations

    Brexit: The priorities for European countries

    29 March 2017 - 

    Discover the priorities for the EU negotiations with our interactive map

  • Image of Business view on the Article 50 letter

    Insight Brexit & EU negotiations

    Business view on the Article 50 letter

    29 March 2017 - 

    Today, the Prime Minister triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty with a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk. This act was the formal step required to begin the UK’s exit from the European Union. This note should help businesses understand the key issues of economic interest in the letter.