Confederation of British Industry
The Confederation of British Industry is a UK business organisation, which in total speaks for 190,000 businesses, made up of around 1,500 direct and 188,500 indirect members. There are 140 trade associations within the confederation who, alongside those direct members of the CBI, employ 7 million people, about one third of the UK private sector-employed workforce. Made in Britain is a registered member of the CBI as the official Made in Britain collective mark for manufacutrers.
NEW: Shape the government's spending priorities over the next three years (16 May 2019)
Over the summer the Chancellor will set out departmental budgets for the next spending period, in a comprehensive spending review. The CBI will be making a formal submission outlining our spending recommendations in each of the prosperity pillars, and we are looking for you to feed into this submission across a number of areas.
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Latest Economic Update (12 April 2019)
The CBI growth indicator for March was Amber, reflecting falling services business and slower manufacturing growth being partially offset by a mild rebound in distribution growth. For more information, please read our Economic Bulletin for Q1 2019 and our Economy in Brief here.
NEW: Recent outputs
CBI Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn participated in an in-conversation event with Bronwen Maddox, Director of the Institute for Government discussing Brexit and the future of the UK economy.
On No Deal: "They (businesses) cannot be ready. Large businesses are doing what they can. But it's like putting down sandbags before a flood. You know there will be damage. And most small businesses aren't ready at all."
On Industrial Strategy, “we’re doing a lot of the right things but we’re just not doing them big enough or bold enough”
On Labour’s proposal that businesses must give 10% of their equity to workers & government, Carolyn Fairbairn: “we back you in the problem you’re trying to fix but don’t do something stupid that is going to damage the investability of our economy”
To re-watch the event, please click here.
NEW: Brexit briefing with Sean McGuire
Our CBI Brussels Director Sean McGuire unpacks the outcome of the European Council’s decision to extend Article 50. To read the briefing, please click here.
Planning for Future engagement in Europe
Amidst continued Brexit uncertainty one thing is certain, whatever the outcome EU regulation will still be vitally important to British business. If the Brexit deal is ratified a significant amount of focus will shift back to Brussels in the transition period, and into the future relationship any company wishing to trade into the EU will be subject to its rules and regulations.
The UK’s role in Brussels is set to change post-October 2019, and therefore how we collectively influence will be an important skill to master. With uncertainty rife, now is an important time to help members in their dealings with the EU and prepare for life after Brexit. We are shaping our offering, and therefore want to give you an early view as you think about your own plans.
UPDATES POSTED: 28 MARCH 2019
NEW: EU Staff and Brexit: Five questions for every business
Produced in collaboration with Deloitte, this guide is for UK employers in any sector – from multinationals to SMEs – who want to understand best practice and the role they could play in communicating information and supporting their staff impacted by Brexit. To read the report, please click here.
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