Snapshots of CBI policy across a range of business areas
Viewing April, 2011
Making the UK the best place to invest
As the UK emerges from recession, there is a debate about how the economy can return to balanced and sustained growth. With public sector expenditure and household spending under intense pressure over the coming years, economic growth must come primarily from business investment and trade. Securing investment is essential and can not be taken for granted.
Ensuring a sustainable construction sector
The CBI construction council believes the construction sector has a vital role in helping reduce carbon emissions from buildings and making infrastructure climate resilient. The investment needed in low-carbon power plants alone (£150bn of private sector funding) represents a tremendous opportunity for the construction sector to help drive the transition to a low carbon economy.
Driving growth through infrastructure investment
The CBI construction council believes it is essential to maintain adequate levels of public capital investment in infrastructure and attract private sector capital. Investment in water, waste, energy, transport, digital networks, hospitals, schools and housing is required to help drive growth, create jobs and ensure our long-term competitiveness.
Creating the conditions to ensure continued construction sector growth
The CBI construction council believes that the business environment must be right if the construction sector is to operate efficiently, competitively, and make a much needed contribution to national economic growth.
Improving efficiency and reducing cost in public sector capital procurement
The CBI construction council believes that the government and the industry working together can drive down the cost of infrastructure. The government can use its unique position as the largest client to the sector to create a lean and efficient supply chain that drives efficiency by adopting procurement best practice, standardising design and creating economies of scale.