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INSIGHT & ANALYSIS

The CBI is the UK’s most effective and influential business group. Our policy experts produce insight and analysis that cover a broad range of policy issues affecting companies of all sectors and sizes. For more information about the areas we cover visit our business issues section.

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  • Report People & skills

    Getting Apprenticeships Right: Next Steps

    31 January 2019 - 

    Today the CBI is publishing the first in a series of reports in 2019 on the apprenticeships and skills system. Getting Apprenticeships Right: Next Steps is a business-backed blueprint that recommends that the Government gives the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) the independence and clout it needs to reform and regulate the English skills system. It calls for a new wave of Government action to ensure apprenticeships lead to high-skilled, high-paid jobs, that fit firms’ needs now and in the future.

  • Insight Brexit & EU negotiations

    Impact of a 'no deal' Brexit across the UK

    21 January 2019 - 

    UK businesses are dealing with significant levels of political turmoil and feel that no deal is hurtling closer. The impacts of a no deal are vast and will impact every region and nation of the UK. From the South West of England, to the North East of Scotland, businesses are telling us a no deal would be a disaster for the UK economy, for businesses and for individual livelihoods. 

    Read more about what CBI members are saying about the impacts for their businesses.

    Businesses interested in hearing more about the CBI’s Brexit work can contact the EU Negotiations team.

  • Insight Brexit & EU negotiations

    Business view of Immigration White Paper

    10 January 2019 - 

    Analysis of the Government’s proposals for immigration after Brexit

  • Report Brexit & EU negotiations

    Change and Opportunity

    18 December 2018 - 

    CBI/Pertemps Employment Trends Survey 2018

  • Report Brexit & EU negotiations

    CBI Scotland draft Scottish Budget submission 2019-20

    12 December 2018 - 

    CBI Scotland has submitted it's priorities for business ahead of the Draft Scottish Budget 2019-20.

  • Report Infrastructure

    Ready, Set, Connect

    07 December 2018 - 

    Delivering a roadmap to supercharge the UK's digital infrastructure

  • Report Tax & regulation

    In need of a reset

    05 December 2018 - 

    HMRC's relationship with large business

  • Insight Brexit & EU negotiations

    CETA: The facts

    03 December 2018 - 

    Throughout the Brexit negotiations, the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) has been proposed as a model for the UK’s future relationship with Europe.

  • Insight Brexit & EU negotiations

    The business view on the draft Withdrawal Agreement and political declaration

    27 November 2018 - 

    On 25th November 2018, the European Council signed off the Withdrawal Agreement - a 585-page text that provides an overview of the terms on which the UK will leave the EU.