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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 Tax & regulation

    Tax incentives in the Global South

    10 May 2018 - 

    A business and civil society briefing

  • Podcast People & skills

    Podcast: Political update

    04 May 2018 - 

    It's been a busy week with local elections across the country and a personnel change in the cabinet. For a roundup of the week’s events in Westminster and nationwide, tune in to the latest political update podcast as our host, Joe Marshall, hears from Pete McManus of the CBI’s Campaigns team.

  • Podcast The economy

    Podcast: London business survey April 2018

    26 April 2018 - 

    In the sixth edition of the CBI/CBRE London business survey, Eddie Curzon talks with guests Jennette Arnold (Chair of the London Assembly), Andy Steele (CEO of Osborne Construction) and Kevin McCauley, (Senior Research Director at CBRE).

  • Insight Tax & regulation

    Business tax contribution - 2017/18

    24 April 2018 - 

    Businesses in the UK paid £186 billion in taxes in 2017/18, accounting for 27% of all tax revenue in the UK. See how the business tax contribution is broken down.

  • Insight People & skills

    'Immigration should put people first, not numbers'

    23 April 2018 - 

    Writing in the Financial Times, CBI Director-General, Carolyn Fairbairn, says the UK needs a controlled but open immigration system to attract investment and address shortages.

  • Insight Energy

    CBI's response to the BEIS Cost of Energy review call for evidence

    12 April 2018 - 

    Commissioned by the government in 2017, Professor Dieter Helm’s Cost of Energy Review considered how to keep electricity costs as low as possible. The CBI’s response, published in January, to the government’s subsequent call for evidence welcomed the review, and urged a sustained period of policy consistency to maintain business confidence. 

  • Insight Brexit & EU negotiations

    What are industry trade associations saying about EU rules and regulations?

    11 April 2018 - 

    As part of its six-month long evidence gathering efforts, the CBI spoke with dozens of trade associations to get their views on the future of the rules that will govern the UK economy. The CBI would like to thank all those who contributed to its new report, Smooth operations, and has published a selection of the trade associations’ responses to our new report below:

  • Report Brexit & EU negotiations

    Smooth operations

    11 April 2018 - 

    An A-Z of the EU rules that matter for the economy

  • Report Financial services

    Engaging with saving

    27 March 2018 - 

    Engaging with saving, the CBI/Aegon guide to pension engagement explains how and why UK employers should be seeking to engage their staff with their workplace pensions.