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  • 12 March 2015

    Economic Update 13 March 2015

    The CBI’s growth indicator, a composite of its manufacturing, distribution and services surveys, reported that UK private-sector growth over the three months to February remained relatively robust, although easing slightly. The mild slowdown was due mainly to the retail sector, while growth picked up a little in the manufacturing sector.

  • 12 March 2015

    Gender pay ruling

    This week the House of Lords voted in favour of a proposed amendment to section 78 of the Equality Act, 2010 that, if made into law, will require the publication of information on earnings by gender in firms with more than 249 staff.

  • 12 March 2015

    Providing MSBs with finance to grow

    To boost the availability of long-term growth capital, a new CBI report, Financing our Future Economy, calls on the next government to promote a market for privately placed debt, which the Breedon Review estimates could unlock up to £15 billion to fund medium sized business development.  

  • 12 March 2015

    50 years of business innovation

    Former deputy prime minister and trade secretary Lord Heseltine, and previous CBI director-generals Sir Richard Lambert and Lord Digby Jones were amongst the 250 high-profile guests who joined us for the first of our 50th Anniversary celebrations.

  • 12 March 2015

    Budget should support UK Mittelstand

    Ahead of the final budget of this parliament on 18 March, John Cridland and Katja Hall met chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne MP to present the CBI’s submission of the policies business wants to see prioritised.

  • 12 March 2015

    Warning against 'sound bite solutions'

    Speaking at a trade and industry dinner hosted by the Lord Mayor of the City of London last week, Sir Mike Rake urged politicians of all stripes to tackle the challenges facing the UK’s economy and stressed the importance of extending the recovery’s benefits to everyone. 

  • 11 March 2015

    Intellectual property vital for investment and innovation

    It's an acronym that might be thought to only excite lawyers, but the importance of IP (intellectual property) to the economy cannot be understated. If we want a business environment that promotes trade and investment, it’s crucial that we’re seen as a global leader in this area. 

  • 10 March 2015

    Active push for EU reform across Member States and EU institutions

    CBI Brussels Director, Sean McGuire attended a meeting with Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President for Better Regulation in the European Commission, and several CBI small and medium-sized member companies.

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  • 10 December 2018

    This is yet another blow for companies desperate for clarity

    We've responded to the delay of the meaningful vote in UK Parliament on the Withdrawal Agreement.

  • 6 December 2018

    Westminster roundup

    Ahead of next week’s vote on the Withdrawal Agreement and political declaration, Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, briefed MPs in the House of Commons on businesses’ views of the draft Brexit agreement between the UK and the EU.

  • 6 December 2018

    Parliament steps up Brexit scrutiny

    Prior to the meaningful vote taking place next Tuesday, the CBI has continued to deliver businesses key message to politicians from all sides.  

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