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    1. October 9, 2014

      Manufacturers need more tax credits, says CBI boss

      British business is calling on the main political parties to commit to expanding research tax credits to support the...

    2. September 23, 2014

      Business attacks Ed Miliband’s speech to Labour conference

      Business leaders lined up to criticise Ed Miliband for barely touching on economic growth in a speech that opened up new...

    1. September 19, 2014

      Business relieved at Scottish result but concerns remain

      By 6am on Friday businesses across the UK were exhaling a collective sigh of relief at the outcome of the Scottish...

    2. September 19, 2014

      Weir’s Cochrane leads No charge

      Magnet for the Noes: Keith Cochrane It’s hardly been a triumph of organisation. But Britain’s business community did finally...

    3. September 5, 2014

      Business groups boost EU-US trade deal

      British and German employers have joined forces to urge politicians to deliver a transatlantic trade deal, amid fears that...

    4. September 4, 2014

      Political uncertainty damps CBI optimism

      The UK’s economic recovery is “firmly on track”, but political uncertainty – particularly over the possibility of a Yes vote...

    5. August 20, 2014

      Non-Anglos won’t let us speak their languages

      This isn’t fair, I said in French to two fellow conference-goers during a coffee break. You are in the majority here. We...

    6. August 14, 2014

      A-level science and maths rise but language numbers fall

      A rise in the popularity of A-level science and maths will boost industry but the drive to keep Britain competitive is...

    7. August 1, 2014

      Strong pound wipes more than £1bn off profits of big UK companies

      When the International Monetary Fund warned this week that the pound was overvalued, a chorus of agreement would have been...

    8. July 18, 2014

      CBI questions Labour’s part-nationalisation rail plans

      John Cridland, the head of the CBI employers’ federation, has questioned the wisdom of Labour’s plans to part-nationalise...

    9. July 16, 2014

      CBI warns politicians not to rock the boat

      The head of Britain’s biggest business lobby group has warned politicians not to wreck the country’s “best economic launch...

    10. July 7, 2014

      Political risks top concerns for UK company finance chiefs

      Political risks created by next year’s general election and a potential EU referendum concern the finance chiefs of...

    11. July 4, 2014

      Businesses warn UK schools over growing skills gap

      Britain’s biggest business lobby group has warned that the education system must prepare young people better for life beyond...

    12. June 29, 2014

      Juncker tells Cameron he will seek solutions to UK concerns

      Jean-Claude Juncker, the president-designate of the European Commission, has told David Cameron he is “fully committed to...

    13. June 23, 2014

      UK closes gap on Germany’s growth machine

      Germany’s Mittelstand of middle-sized companies is widely admired, not least in the UK, which aims to emulate its practices...

    14. June 18, 2014

      UK trade with China still lags behind competitors

      Britain still has some way to go before reaping the full benefit in exports from China’s rapid growth but there are hopes...

    15. May 12, 2014

      Political risks threaten economic recovery, says CBI

      Corporate Britain faces a “cocktail” of political risks that present a serious threat to the economic recovery, the head of...

    16. May 6, 2014

      Voters turn against big-business culture, claims Populus survey

      Almost two-thirds of voters, including half of Conservative supporters, want the next government to be tougher with big...

    17. May 6, 2014

      Public trust in big business falls away among Britons

      When Britons go to the polls in exactly a year’s time they will be voting for a moment of reckoning for big business,...

    18. May 1, 2014

      CBI cancels its status as No campaigner in Scotland

      The Electoral Commission has agreed to a request by the CBI employers’ group to cancel its registration as a No campaign...

    19. April 25, 2014

      CBI performs U-turn on Scotland

      The UK’s largest business lobby has performed a U-turn by asking the Electoral Commission to cancel its registration as a...

    20. April 23, 2014

      UK seeks political heavyweight for top EU job

      Britain’s top job in Brussels must go to someone who is a political heavyweight, is popular in the UK and who speaks another...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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....

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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”,...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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