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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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    Insight Brexit & EU negotiations

    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.

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    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.  

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    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.

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    Insight Energy

    With 2030 emissions targets on the horizon, what should an emissions reduction plan look like?

    28 March 2017 - 

    The CBI has long argued that decarbonisation and economic growth can go hand in hand. Our recent report Stepping up to the Challenge sets out how a whole system plan, combined with the right mind-set can deliver carbon targets, but also help the UK create growth and prosperity in all regions, and a global calling card in low-carbon technologies and services.

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    Insight The economy

    Regional growth scorecards

    23 March 2017 - 

    The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and Irwin Mitchell have partnered to produce an interactive map to help visualise the strengths and opportunities for each area of the UK.

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    Report Innovation

    Now is the time to innovate

    20 March 2017 - 

    The road to three percent

  • Image of The UK-Ireland relationship

    Report Brexit & EU negotiations

    The UK-Ireland relationship

    17 March 2017 - 

    Brexit Briefing (March 2017)

  • Image of What happens if there is no deal?

    Report Brexit & EU negotiations

    What happens if there is no deal?

    17 March 2017 - 

    Brexit Briefing (March 2017)

  • Image of Land Securities

    Case study Public services

    Land Securities

    13 March 2017 - 

    Land Securities supports offenders with training in sought-after skills, improving their chances of gaining employment and supporting the industry’s need for skilled workers.