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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 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 Business view on the European Council's draft guidelines

    Insight UK & the European Union

    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 UK & the European Union

    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 UK & the European Union

    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 UK & the European Union

    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.

  • Image of Article 50: The EU's response

    Insight UK & the European Union

    Article 50: The EU's response

    29 March 2017 - 

    The Prime Minister has now triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, officially setting the UK’s exit from the European Union in motion. The two-year time limit for negotiating the UK’s exit from the EU begins today, so we are now on the clock. This document explains the likely next steps.

  • Image of European Parliament and Council adopt respective positions on EU ETS reform post-2020

    Insight Energy

    European Parliament and Council adopt respective positions on EU ETS reform post-2020

    28 March 2017 - 

    The CBI continues to support the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) as the cornerstone of the EU’s efforts to achieve 40% cuts in carbon emissions by 2030 (based on 1990 levels). As a market-based system, the EU ETS has the best potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the lowest cost way, and can create a clear market signal to drive low-carbon investment across Europe.  

  • Image of Government responds to consultation on interim scheme for the Energy Company Obligation

    Insight Energy

    Government responds to consultation on interim scheme for the Energy Company Obligation

    28 March 2017 - 

    With the end of the first phase of the Energy Company Obligation in sight, government has released its response to a recent consultation, setting out what we can expect from the next phase of the scheme.