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  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

    City Insider: 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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,...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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....

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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”,...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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