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  • Insight Tax & regulation

    A spring in his step?

    16 March 2018 - 

    This year's Spring Statement was downplayed significantly, managing expectations both with the public and business that this was not a fiscal event – and on that the Chancellor delivered.

  • Podcast Tax & regulation

    Podcast: A spring in his step?

    15 March 2018 - 

    Listen to CBI Principal Economist Megan Baddeley and Senior Economic Policy Adviser Fiona Geskes discuss the Spring Statement, and give an update on the state of the public finances, as well as the business reaction to the Chancellor’s speech.

  • Report Brexit & EU negotiations

    5 steps to protect services post-Brexit

    08 March 2018 - 

    The UK services sector is a great British success story. This paper sets out the 5 steps for negotiators to protect services trade through Brexit.

  • Insight Tax & regulation

    #SpringStatement2018: Is Spring Statement a time to look to the future?

    07 March 2018 - 

    In the Autumn of 2016 the Chancellor announced that the government will now move to a single major fiscal event each year, taking place in the Autumn. Admittedly, since then we’ve have two Budgets, but that was to be expected due to the need to synchronise the policymaking and legislative cycles.

  • Insight Brexit & EU negotiations

    Business view of Prime Minister's Mansion House speech

    02 March 2018 - 

    Analysis of the Prime Minister's Brexit speech on 2nd March 2018. 

  • Report Brexit & EU negotiations

    Customs union: The facts

    06 February 2018 - 

    Everything you need to know about a customs union and the tough choices that lie ahead

  • Survey Brexit & EU negotiations

    Survey: How businesses are preparing for Brexit

    30 January 2018 - 

    We surveyed over 300 businesses, and spoke with many more, to understand how firms are preparing for Brexit.

  • Report Brexit & EU negotiations

    The future UK-EU relationship

    22 January 2018 - 

    Businesses have spent the last 18 months analysing what is important about the future economic relationship between the UK and EU as negotiations move into phase two...

  • Insight Brexit & EU negotiations

    A business plan for a good brexit

    22 January 2018 - 

    Speaking at the University of Warwick, Carolyn says time is running out and businesses urgently need decisions to protect UK jobs and growth. Clarity, flexibility and urgency are vital to get a “good Brexit for Britain”, requiring a fundamental change in approach.