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Virgin Media Business reveals the £12.7 billion Digital Opportunity in the Midlands…

October 23, 2015 – 6:50 am | Comments Off on Virgin Media Business reveals the £12.7 billion Digital Opportunity in the Midlands…
Virgin Media Business logo

20th October 2015 – Virgin Media Business, the arm of Virgin Media that provides products and services to UK businesses, today releases a major research report from Oxford Economics that outlines the huge potential of …

CBI Says Business Rates Holding Back the High Street…

March 23, 2015 – 6:20 am | Comments Off on CBI Says Business Rates Holding Back the High Street…
CBI Says Business Rates Holding Back the High Street…

The CBI commented on the Government’s announcement of a review into the system of business rates.
John Cridland, CBI Director-General, said:

Help Firms Get Finance for Future Growth, CBI Urges Next Government…

March 16, 2015 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on Help Firms Get Finance for Future Growth, CBI Urges Next Government…
Help Firms Get Finance for Future Growth, CBI Urges Next Government…

A UK market for private placed debt could unlock £15 billion.
The CBI is urging the next government to ‘mind the gap’ in the financial services sector’s ability to help unleash new long-term growth capital to …

Business View on Devolution…

March 9, 2015 – 6:20 am | Comments Off on Business View on Devolution…
Business View on Devolution…

John Cridland outlined the business view of further devolution in a speech to an IPPR event in Manchester. John stressed that encouraging growth in all regions and nations must be a priority for the next …

CBI – Proud of Our Diverse Membership…

January 9, 2015 – 6:15 am | Comments Off on CBI – Proud of Our Diverse Membership…
CBI – Proud of Our Diverse Membership…

The CBI commented on a report in the Times newspaper on its public sector membership.
CBI Director-General John Cridland said:

New Year Message for 2015…

January 2, 2015 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on New Year Message for 2015…
New Year Message for 2015…

As political parties position themselves ahead of the election, John Cridland, CBI Director-General, will spell out in his New Year message how to create a stronger economy, deliver a better future for our young people …

CBI and European Business Groups Unite to Call for Ambitious EU-US Trade Deal…

December 24, 2014 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on CBI and European Business Groups Unite to Call for Ambitious EU-US Trade Deal…
CBI and European Business Groups Unite to Call for Ambitious EU-US Trade Deal…

Today we are hosting talks in Brussels with European political leaders, including the British Prime Minister David Cameron, European business groups and international companies on the importance of securing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership …

Energy Costs and Skills Crisis Must Not Be Allowed to Stop Britain’s March of the Makers…

October 17, 2014 – 6:20 am | Comments Off on Energy Costs and Skills Crisis Must Not Be Allowed to Stop Britain’s March of the Makers…
Energy Costs and Skills Crisis Must Not Be Allowed to Stop Britain’s March of the Makers…

The head of the CBI warned that the golden opportunities for a renaissance in manufacturing, which could create 500,000 extra jobs by 2025, could be undermined if the UK’s industrial strategy is not cemented for …

CBI Response to Nick Clegg’s Speech…

October 15, 2014 – 6:20 am | Comments Off on CBI Response to Nick Clegg’s Speech…
CBI Response to Nick Clegg’s Speech…

John Cridland, CBI Director-General, said:
“The CBI welcomes the Deputy Prime Minister’s emphasis on delivering opportunity for all. With the economy back on track, business is ready to play its part to ensure that the benefits …

CBI Comments Ed Balls Speech to Party Conference…

September 26, 2014 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on CBI Comments Ed Balls Speech to Party Conference…
CBI Comments Ed Balls Speech to Party Conference…

The CBI today commented on the speech by the Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls, to the Labour Party conference in Manchester.
John Cridland, CBI Director-General, said:
“Business wasn’t looking for any surprises and this speech sets out some …

CBI Appoints New Director of Economics…

August 26, 2014 – 6:40 am | Comments Off on CBI Appoints New Director of Economics…
Rain Newton-Smith, CBI Director of Economics

The CBI is delighted to announce the appointment of Rain Newton-Smith as Director of Economics.
Rain was most recently Head of Emerging Markets at Oxford Economics where she managed a large team of economists and was …

Too Many Young People Remain Out of Work, Despite Upbeat Figures – CBI…

August 22, 2014 – 6:15 am | Comments Off on Too Many Young People Remain Out of Work, Despite Upbeat Figures – CBI…
Too Many Young People Remain Out of Work, Despite Upbeat Figures – CBI…

The CBI commented on the latest ONS labour market data for the three months to June, showing that unemployment fell by 132,000 to 2.1 million, while youth unemployment fell to 16.9%. But with 767,000 young …

CBI Responds to 2014 A-Level Results…

August 18, 2014 – 6:10 am | Comments Off on CBI Responds to 2014 A-Level Results…
CBI Responds to 2014 A-Level Results…

Commenting on this year’s A-Level results, John Cridland, CBI Director-General, said:

CBI Comments on Latest GDP Figures…

August 1, 2014 – 6:20 am | Comments Off on CBI Comments on Latest GDP Figures…
CBI Comments on Latest GDP Figures…

The CBI commented on the latest GDP figures, which showed that the UK economy grew by 0.8% in the second quarter of 2014.
John Cridland, CBI Director-General, said:
“With confidence rising and businesses investing we’re starting to …

Employers Want Education System to Better Prepare Young People for Life Outside School Gates – CBI/Pearson Survey…

July 9, 2014 – 6:15 am | Comments Off on Employers Want Education System to Better Prepare Young People for Life Outside School Gates – CBI/Pearson Survey…
Employers Want Education System to Better Prepare Young People for Life Outside School Gates – CBI/Pearson Survey…

Businesses want the education system to better prepare young people with the attitudes and attributes they need to succeed in the world of work. That’s according to this year’s CBI/Pearson Education and Skills survey.
In the …

Medium-Sized Businesses Get a Raw Deal from Uk Tax System – CBI / Grant Thornton UK / LLP…

June 30, 2014 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on Medium-Sized Businesses Get a Raw Deal from Uk Tax System – CBI / Grant Thornton UK / LLP…
Medium-Sized Businesses Get a Raw Deal from Uk Tax System – CBI / Grant Thornton UK / LLP…

The medium-sized business (MSB) segment is already thriving and a key contributor to the UK economy. It also has the potential to further drive business growth and job creation but they are being held back …

CBI comments on proposed takeover of AstraZeneca by Pfizer…

May 7, 2014 – 7:43 am | Comments Off on CBI comments on proposed takeover of AstraZeneca by Pfizer…
CBI comments on proposed takeover of AstraZeneca by Pfizer…

The CBI today commented on a proposed takeover of AstraZeneca by Pfizer.
John Cridland, CBI Director-General, said:
“The most important issue for British business with this proposed takeover is the strength of the UK scientific research base …

CBI asks Electoral Commission to nullify application under Scottish Referendum Act…

April 28, 2014 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on CBI asks Electoral Commission to nullify application under Scottish Referendum Act…
CBI asks Electoral Commission to nullify application under Scottish Referendum Act…

The CBI today confirmed that it has asked the Electoral Commission to nullify its application under the Scottish Referendum Act following legal advice.
After discussions with the Electoral Commission, registration took place in order to ensure …

CBI statement on BBC suspension of membership…

April 25, 2014 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on CBI statement on BBC suspension of membership…
CBI statement on BBC suspension of membership…

The CBI today commented on the BBC’s announcement that it would suspend membership of the business group during the Scottish referendum period.
John Cridland, CBI Director-General, said:
In order to protect the BBC’s neutrality, the CBI and …

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