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  • Image of CBI Mercer Pensions Survey 2015

    CBI Mercer Pensions Survey 2015

    Major changes to the regulatory framework over the last few years alongside the big-ticket reforms of auto-enrolment and state pension have led business leaders across the United Kingdom to cry out for regulatory stability from the government on pensions.

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    Economic update

    Our regular roundup of the key economic indicators. 

  • Image of CBI Northern Ireland Festive Networking Party

    CBI Northern Ireland Festive Networking Party 2015

    The big finale to this years 50th anniversary celebrations in Northern Ireland...

  • Image of Scaling up Britain's MSBs

    Scaling up Britain's MSBs

    The CBI’s 2015 MSB summit hears keynote speeches from Carolyn Fairbairn and Angela Eagle, as a new report reveals medium sized businesses made the difference between recovery and recession.

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    Effective Policy, Efficient Homes

    In a context of rising energy prices and static wage growth, energy efficiency presents a sustainable path to managing household bills, both now and over the longer-term, as well as
    supporsupporting ting the UK’s broader energy and climate change objectives.

  • Image of CBI Millward Brown Mid-Markets Survey Dec 2014

    CBI Millward Brown Mid-Markets Survey Dec 2014

    1. Mid market companies have a strategic focus on growth. Less than 2% of all companies contribute almost a quarter of sales and a fifth of all jobs.
    2. The outlook for the future looks bright for mid market companies. With growth opportunities both in the UK and internationally, 82% are confident about growth in their company in the next 5 years.
    3. In terms of external finance, long-term secured bank loan and leasing are the most popular sources of external finances and will remain so in the next 5 years. But lack of supply and economic uncertainty tend to be the biggest barriers to accessing external finance.
    4. In terms of resourcing, technical skills and middle management are the top skill challenges faced both within and outside the company in the wider workforce.
    5. With advancements in the digital space, the majority of companies recognise its importance and contribution to growth. However the cost and lack of skills in the digital space appear as barriers to utilise these solutions to a better extent.
  • Image of CBI Growth Indicator November 2014

    CBI Growth Indicator November 2014

    The CBI’s growth indicator showed that private-sector growth remained broadly stable in the three months to November, with a balance of +20%, compared with +19% in October. The latest reading reflected slightly stronger growth in the manufacturing, consumer and business & professional services sectors, which was partly offset by slower growth in the distribution sector. Despite remaining close to the seven-month low recorded in October, the growth indicator remained well above its long-run average. It is expected to pick up slightly in the coming three months (+26%), but expectations have moderated on the generally stronger predictions seen earlier this year.

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    CBI response to the structural review of business rates

    CBI response to the structural review of business rates

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    Jobs for prisoners

    Businesses are helping offenders to build a positive future in employment, one step towards preventing reoffending and reducing the numbers in UK prisons

    9 March 2017  | By Edwin Smith

  • Insight

    Ready for reform?

    Government plans for reform look set to bring higher expectations for corporate governance – it’s time to get ready

    8 March 2017  | By Holly Harkins

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    Emissions reduction: 6 ideas from the CBI's members

    The CBI has set out how its members believe the UK can step up to the challenge of cutting carbon dioxide output by 57 per cent on 1990 levels by 2030. Business Voice asked two members of the CBI’s Energy Board, industrial gas supplier BOC and energy services company Schneider Electric, for their most effective strategies

    9 March 2017

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