CBI: 'Vince Cable is batting for British business,' Cridland tells Today programme
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'Vince Cable is batting for British business,' Cridland tells Today programme

CBI director-general says business secretary is on the side of industry - and urges chancellor to deliver on policies from his Autumn Statement

John Cridland at 2011 CBI Annual Conference

John Cridland, the CBI director-general, appeared on Radio 4's Today programme this morning to reinforce the message of the business lobbying group's Budget 2012 submission - that George Osborne should focus on delivering the policies in his Autumn Statement, and adjust the tax system to further encourage investment in the UK.

Listen to John Cridland on the Today programme
Read the CBI's 2012 Budget submission

Mr Cridland, above, also said that the business secretary, Vince Cable, was fully supportive of business in the UK - but that government as a whole should adopt a more joined-up approach to industry.

"He is batting for British business. That's his job and he does it as well as he possibly can," he said. The CBI chief added that decisions across all areas and levels of government should be "joined-up with what the chancellor is trying to achieve on driving growth".

As well as Today, Mr Cridland also appeared on the BBC News Channel to discuss the CBI's representation to George Osborne - see below for the clip.

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