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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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  • Insight Tax & regulation

    Summer Budget 2015

    09 June 2015 - 

    Recommendation letter to the Chancellor of Exchequer

  • Case study Innovation

    Sharing resources - Seagate and Queen's University Belfast

    03 June 2015 - 

    Seagate Technology, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of hard disc drives, collaborated with Queen’s University Belfast to set up ANSIN - a new research centre.

  • Report Trade

    Five reasons not to believe everything you hear about TTIP

    01 June 2015 - 

    Five myths busted about the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

  • Report Public services

    Commercial behaviours

    01 April 2015 - 

    A guide for government and its suppliers

  • Report Construction

    Housing Britain - Building homes for growth

    05 March 2015 - 

    Housing is not just a social priority – it is a key business issue. We see the impact of too few homes being built not just on the front pages of our newspapers but in the experience of our families, friends and colleagues. Working people are being priced out of buying their first home and renters are not getting the quality they deserve for their money. Young people are living with their parents for longer because they cannot afford to get onto the housing ladder, and growing families are unable to buy the bigger homes they need.

  • Insight Tax & regulation

    Budget 2015 must get 'UK Mittelstand' on front foot

    04 March 2015 - 

    The head of the CBI is calling on the Chancellor to use his final Budget before the General Election to prioritise measures which will create more growth opportunities for medium-sized firms – ‘The UK Mittelstand’, the backbone of the UK economy - while staying the course on the current fiscal reduction plans.

  • Report People & skills

    Competitive advantage

    01 March 2015 - 

    In 2014 the CBI made a public commitment to become more diverse in who we speak for and as an employer. The CBI Board approved a target of 30% female representation at CBI events and throughout our policy making processes - and we quickly set about working towards this.

  • Report People & skills

    Tomorrow's world

    01 March 2015 - 

    The UK's ability to grow and succeed depends on the skills and knowledge essential to high-value sectors. Many of these rely on a supply of STEM skills – but there simply aren't enough young people pursuing study or careers in these sectors.

  • Report Financial services

    Stepping up

    24 February 2015 - 

    Fixing the funding ladder for medium-sized businesses