Snapshots of CBI policy across a range of business areas
Viewing March, 2011
Manufacturing action on behalf of members
This brief sets out the CBI's main actions in support of the UK’s manufacturers. All CBI members are encouraged to provide comment and input on these actions.
Back to the answer - making the CRC work
We are at a crossroads on the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC). The potential for carbon reduction in commercial property through action on energy efficiency is huge and will save business money. But there is a question mark over whether the scheme, in light of recent changes, can deliver this outcome.
Buying into it - making the consumer case for low-carbon
This report focuses on a crucial piece of the puzzle in the creation of a low-carbon economy – consumers
The economic impact of the Japanese earthquake
The cost to Japan of the disaster has been tentatively estimated at up to 4% of GDP. Economic activity in the affected areas will be severely curtailed, but the effects are being felt more widely as a result of power shortages. Japanese growth is expected to decline in the near term but to be augmented by reconstruction spending in the latter half of 2011. The impact on global growth is expected to be relatively modest, but conditions in financial markets have been volatile.