Snapshots of CBI policy across a range of business areas
The coalition government one year on
CBI reviews government's progress so far on business priorities.
Risky Business - investing in the UK's low-carbon infrastructure
Over the next few decades, the UK faces a unique investment challenge in its transition to a low-carbon economy. The key to hitting our stretching legal emissions targets will be our ability to generate the large and sustained investment needed to replace and decarbonise our energy infrastructure. As a global frontrunner on climate change policy, the UK government must show leadership and ingenuity in making this investment happen.
Response to consultation on HE tuition fees and student finance NI 19 11
Universities in Northern Ireland must be properly funded in a way that reflects the Executive’s commitment to the economy under the Programme for Government. Maintaining fees at their current level is not a viable option based on the Browne Review; we would recommend a modest increase in the fee cap and some reallocation of money from other Government Departments to DEL to be spent as a public investment in Higher Education. A failure to act on tuition fees will undermine future economic development.
CBI Northern Ireland response to An Environment Strategy for Northern Ireland discussion document - NI 18 11
CBI Northern Ireland welcomes the opportunity to respond to the discussion paper An Environment Strategy for Northern Ireland which was published in March 2011.
A telecoms action plan for Northern Ireland 2011-2015
The CBI welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Department for Enterpris, Trade and Investment's consultation on the Telecommunications Action Plan (TAP)
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.