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  • Report Innovation


    20 February 2019 - 

    How to create an innovation culture

  • Insight Brexit & EU negotiations

    Impact of a £30,000 salary threshold for overseas workers across the UK

    12 February 2019 - 

    In December 2018 the Government outlined its plans for a new immigration system after Brexit. This included further engagement on the level of salary threshold, which the Migration Advisory Committee has recommended to be £30,000.

    Business is clear that the new immigration system must work for all regions and nations of the UK. With a UK median salary of £24,006, a £30,000 threshold will prevent access to vital overseas labour and skills from the South West of England, to the North East of Scotland.

  • Report People & skills

    Getting Apprenticeships Right: Next Steps

    31 January 2019 - 

    Today the CBI is publishing the first in a series of reports in 2019 on the apprenticeships and skills system. Getting Apprenticeships Right: Next Steps is a business-backed blueprint that recommends that the Government gives the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) the independence and clout it needs to reform and regulate the English skills system. It calls for a new wave of Government action to ensure apprenticeships lead to high-skilled, high-paid jobs, that fit firms’ needs now and in the future.

  • Insight Brexit & EU negotiations

    Impact of a 'no deal' Brexit across the UK

    21 January 2019 - 

    UK businesses are dealing with significant levels of political turmoil and feel that no deal is hurtling closer. The impacts of a no deal are vast and will impact every region and nation of the UK. From the South West of England, to the North East of Scotland, businesses are telling us a no deal would be a disaster for the UK economy, for businesses and for individual livelihoods. 

    Read more about what CBI members are saying about the impacts for their businesses.

    Businesses interested in hearing more about the CBI’s Brexit work can contact the EU Negotiations team.

  • Insight Brexit & EU negotiations

    Business view of Immigration White Paper

    10 January 2019 - 

    Analysis of the Government’s proposals for immigration after Brexit

  • Report Brexit & EU negotiations

    Change and Opportunity

    18 December 2018 - 

    CBI/Pertemps Employment Trends Survey 2018

  • Report Brexit & EU negotiations

    CBI Scotland draft Scottish Budget submission 2019-20

    12 December 2018 - 

    CBI Scotland has submitted it's priorities for business ahead of the Draft Scottish Budget 2019-20.

  • Report Infrastructure

    Ready, Set, Connect

    07 December 2018 - 

    Delivering a roadmap to supercharge the UK's digital infrastructure

  • Report Tax & regulation

    In need of a reset

    05 December 2018 - 

    HMRC's relationship with large business