22 May 2018

  |  CBI Press Team

Press release

UK digital infrastructure backbone of future success

Carolyn Fairbairn has responded to announcements by Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, ahead of the CBI's Annual Dinner. 

UK digital infrastructure backbone of future success

Responding to the Chancellor's announcements on productivity funding and new targets for full-fibre broadband, Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said:

“There has never been a more important time for Britain to harness the power of good business and good government. Firms have led the way on ideas to lift the UK’s productivity and spread great technology through British firms of all sizes – and now government is helping transform these ideas into action. Partnerships like this will make the UK a winning global economy and help raise living standards across the country.

“The UK’s digital infrastructure is the backbone of our future success, so businesses will warmly welcome the Chancellor’s commitment to widen full fibre broadband access, which will ensure the UK remains competitive as the pace of technologies change.”