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    1. August 13, 2015

      UK pupils eye top universities as A-level results arrive

      The number of UK pupils taking core academic subjects at A-level has risen over the past year as school leavers seek to...

    2. July 8, 2015

      Summer Budget: ‘Christmas comes early’ for business after corporation tax cut

      Businesses welcomed an unasked for cut in corporation tax that will take the UK’s rate to the lowest in the G20,...

    1. July 1, 2015

      Reaction: Airports panel backs Heathrow expansion

      The backing of Heathrow airport by the long-awaited three-year inquiry into airport expansion in the southeast has...

    2. June 29, 2015

      Carolyn Fairbairn to replace John Cridland as CBI chief

      The CBI has chosen Carolyn Fairbairn as its new director-general, the first woman to run the business lobby group. Ms...

    3. June 19, 2015

      Scrap GCSEs and make A-levels vocational, says CBI head

      GCSE exams should be scrapped to reduce pressure on teenagers and A-levels expanded to include new vocational...

    4. June 8, 2015

      ‘Big Society’ fades again as three-day volunteering plan shelved

      David Cameron’s bid to revive the “Big Society” is subsiding again as plans to give workers time off to do voluntary...

    5. June 8, 2015

      CBI cuts UK growth forecast and warns of EU plebiscite risks

      The CBI employers’ federation has cut its growth forecasts for the UK and given warning that uncertainty over Britain’s...

    6. April 14, 2015

      Business gives lukewarm verdict on Conservative manifesto

      Business has raised questions over David Cameron’s flagship election pledges, even while praising the Conservative...

    7. March 30, 2015

      John Cridland to boldly go after five-year mission on CBI bridge

      The CBI has begun to look for a new director-general to replace John Cridland, who has decided to step down after five...

    8. March 22, 2015

      CBI fires warning shots on borrowing across Labour’s bows

      The CBI will on Monday say the next government should not borrow to invest in infrastructure, one of the key planks of...

    9. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: Thin gruel for business

      Business groups applauded the chancellor’s restraint and lack of giveaways in favour of fiscal discipline, but...

    10. March 3, 2015

      Business asks chancellor to focus on medium-sized firms

      George Osborne, chancellor, should focus on boosting medium-sized businesses in his final budget before the UK general...

    11. March 3, 2015

      Business and the Budget: the wishlists

      With a week to go until the UK budget, the FT summarises what lobby groups are asking for. Institute of Directors The...

    12. February 19, 2015

      Many businesses have fears over devolution, says CBI

      Businesses around the UK fear the charge towards regional devolution will damage growth and undermine the internal...

    13. January 1, 2015

      UK businesses fear political risks ahead

      Political risk ranks high on the list of concerns of UK businesses, both big and small, going into 2015. “The political...

    14. December 18, 2014

      Two-year limit set on UK worker claims for backdated holiday pay

      Employers’ groups have welcomed the government’s move to put a two-year time limit on claims for backdated holiday pay....

    15. December 17, 2014

      UK premier fights to put US-EU trade talks back on track

      David Cameron will join industry bodies and other European leaders on Thursday to demand fresh impetus in talks on a...

    16. December 1, 2014

      CBI urges backing for British ‘Mittelstand’

      The UK’s medium-sized businesses have come out of the downturn “leaner and fitter” but need greater access to finance...

    17. November 24, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: UK business calls for rates reform and better roads

      Top priorities for UK business in next week’s Autumn Statement are the reform of business rates and road improvements....

    18. November 10, 2014

      David Cameron commits to £15bn roads investment

      David Cameron will on Monday commit to invest £15bn in Britain’s road network in the next parliament as part of the...

    19. November 6, 2014

      CBI’s John Cridland wants to spread benefits of economic growth

      John Cridland’s biggest hope for the government’s autumn economic update in December is rather a surprising one. “I...

    20. November 6, 2014

      Business urged to speak out against eurosceptics

      Britain’s leading business advocate has called on chief executives to speak out against euroscepticism, warning that...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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....

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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