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  1. March 25, 2014

    CBI head says Scottish independence ‘doesn’t add up’

    The head of Britain’s largest employers’ group has strongly criticised the idea of Scottish independence, saying the...

  2. March 9, 2014

    Medium-sized companies are Britain’s overlooked success story

    Britain’s medium-sized companies are outperforming both smaller and larger businesses and are one of the overlooked success...

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  1. March 3, 2014

    George Osborne is urged to boost investment and exports

    Britain’s largest employers’ group has urged George Osborne, the chancellor, to adopt a £1bn-plus package of measures in his...

  2. February 11, 2014

    CBI sees signs of ‘right kind of growth’

    Business investment will grow rapidly this year as the UK’s consumer-led recovery turns into a more established economic...

  3. February 10, 2014

    Small business lobby group relaxed on prospect of EU exit

    Britain’s small businesses are not concerned at the possibility of the UK leaving the EU, their main lobby group has said....

  4. December 30, 2013

    Companies urged to spread benefits widely

    Companies must help to ensure that all citizens benefit as the economy recovers and that growth is properly balanced across...

  5. December 26, 2013

    Opinion divided on success of enterprise zones

    Enterprise zones policy can take longer to yield results than politicians imagine. Zones with established infrastructure...

  6. December 5, 2013

    Autumn Statement 2013: Business groups seek curb on energy costs

    Business leaders signalled that they would push hard for relief from energy costs in next spring’s Budget after George...

  7. December 3, 2013

    Relationship building more important than deals, say analysts

    David Cameron won support from businesses for his China mission despite evidence that some of the £5.6bn of deals announced...

  8. December 2, 2013

    Osborne under pressure to deliver coalition infrastructure pledges

    George Osborne will come under renewed pressure this week to prove the coalition is delivering its infrastructure promises...

  9. December 2, 2013

    Midsized companies drive economy, says CBI

    Medium-sized companies are “unsung heroes” that have done the heavy lifting of the recovery by creating more than their...

  10. November 18, 2013

    CBI chief warns against demonisation of outsourcing groups

    Demonisation of outsourcing groups such as G4S and Serco threatens to undermine a “great British export success”,...

  11. November 16, 2013

    Business urges George Osborne to overhaul rates system

    Britain’s largest employers’ group has called on George Osborne to use his Autumn Statement to take action on commercial...

  12. November 5, 2013

    Save business from the businessmen

    The Labour grandee Peter Mandelson once declared himself “intensely relaxed about people getting filthy rich” – as long as...

  13. November 4, 2013

    Concern grows as low earners win ‘living wage’ rise

    Tens of thousands of low-paid workers are to receive a pay rise of up to £400 a year as a result of an increase in the...

  14. November 3, 2013

    CBI attempts to rally support for EU membership again

    Once you knew where business stood on Britain’s role in the EU: it was strongly pro-European. In the 1975 referendum on...

  15. November 3, 2013

    EU worth £3,000 a year to UK families, says CBI

    Britain’s membership of the EU brings a net benefit of £3,000 a year to every household, employers’ organisation the CBI...

  16. October 31, 2013

    Biggest risk facing UK business is political, says CBI

    The biggest risk facing business now is political, says the head of the CBI employers’ group. John Cridland, the...

  17. October 15, 2013

    Ministers urged to tap university research

    A leading industrialist has urged ministers to commit at least £1bn in the next parliament to university-led projects that...

  18. September 24, 2013

    Business groups criticise Labour leader’s ‘divisive’ speech

    Ed Miliband has come under fire from several business organisations, with the CBI – the largest lobby group – accusing him...

  19. September 23, 2013

    Labour leader Miliband announces plan to raise corporation tax

    Ed Miliband will on Tuesday announce plans to increase corporation tax if Labour wins the next election, as he seeks to put...

  20. September 18, 2013

    Business puts its faith in Carney’s guidance

    Business told the City on Wednesday it was wrong to doubt Mark Carney’s forward guidance on interest rates, and that the...

  21. September 15, 2013

    Business fears for future over lack of infrastructure investment

    British business has lost confidence in the government’s ability to deliver infrastructure improvements even though...

  22. August 27, 2013

    Cracks emerge in business support for second UK high-speed rail line

    The Institute of Directors has become the first large business group to call for the planned high-speed rail link between...

  23. August 19, 2013

    Recovery requires UK economic rebalancing, says CBI

    Britain’s recovery will not be sustainable until the economy has “rebalanced” towards net exports and investment, the...

  24. August 6, 2013

    Zero-hours work kept down dole queues, says CBI

    The UK’s dole queues would have topped 3m during the recession had it not been for zero-hour contracts, the CBI said on...

  25. July 18, 2013

    CBI calls for business tax concessions to stimulate growth

    Major infrastructure projects such as airports, roads and hospitals are hampered by “one of the least generous capital...

  26. June 26, 2013

    Business presses Osborne on infrastructure

    Business leaders were pleased that George Osborne focused on innovation and infrastructure in his spending review, but...

  27. June 21, 2013

    Employers worry skills shortage could hold back economy

    A shortage of skills in critical industries threatens to hold back a return to long-term growth, despite signs of...

  28. June 13, 2013

    CBI seeks raid on ringfenced budgets

    Business groups have urged George Osborne not to hamper Britain’s fragile recovery by cutting back “growth-enhancing” areas...

  29. May 13, 2013

    UK economy’s progress slow, warns CBI

    The CBI employers’ group is forecasting improvement in the UK economy but warns that progress will be slow, in a report...

  30. May 8, 2013

    UK business leaders welcome Queen’s Speech ‘light on legislation’

    Business leaders were relieved at the relatively light load of business bills in the Queen’s Speech and urged ministers to...

  31. May 7, 2013

    CBI warns tax reporting rules would put businesses in ‘straitjacket’

    Proposed reporting rules would put businesses in a “straitjacket”, the CBI head said on Tuesday, as the employers’ body...

  32. April 15, 2013

    They all want to be German now

    What would Margaret Thatcher have thought? Britain’s political leaders are drawing inspiration from Germany, the European...

  33. March 26, 2013

    Darling fears subprime ‘housing bubble’

    Alistair Darling, former Labour chancellor, has warned that the package of mortgage guarantees announced last week could...

  34. March 20, 2013

    Budget 2013: Experts decry flagship business measure

    Labour market experts warned that George Osborne’s flagship measure for business, an employment allowance to reduce...

  35. March 19, 2013

    Sir Mike Rake to be president of CBI

    Sir Mike Rake, chairman of BT Group, is to become president of the CBI, Britain’s biggest business organisation, taking over...

  36. February 18, 2013

    Cameron warned on mixed migration message

    David Cameron has been warned against giving two different messages on immigration before a visit to India. The prime...

  37. February 14, 2013

    Osborne urged to give tax break to SMEs

    George Osborne is being urged to give tax breaks to enable small and medium-sized companies to raise equity finance on the...

  38. February 13, 2013

    CBI lowers growth forecast

    A leading trade body for business has cut its forecast for UK growth but expects Britain to avoid a triple-dip recession....

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