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    1. 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. Last...

    2. 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...

    1. 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 if...

    2. 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....

    3. 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...

    4. 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 would...

    5. 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 the...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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,...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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....

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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