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  • 11 November 2013

    Is it really big business vs small business?

  • 12 September 2013

    8 out of 10 firms say UK must stay in EU

    If a referendum on the future membership of the European Union was held tomorrow, a substantial majority of CBI members would support staying in, fearing an exit would affect access to trading markets and business investment, leaving the UK less competitive. That’s according to a new snapshot CBI/YouGov survey.

  • 02 February 2012

    Westminster Roundup

  • Service sector business slows but expected to pick-up next quarter

    Business volumes for business and professional services were unchanged in the three months to February having slowed significantly when compared with growth rates six months ago.

  • Reflections on the Indian Budget: CBI/KPMG Briefing

    Following the March 1st Indian Budget statement by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the CBI and KPMG would like to invite you to join us for an executive briefing to reflect on what the statement means for foreign investors.

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  • CBI Service Sector Survey - November 2014

    The UK service sector grew steadily in the three months to November, although growth in optimism eased from highs seen earlier this year.

    Robust growth in volumes continued for both business & professional and consumer services firms, with expectations of continued strength in the coming quarter. Steady profitability growth in the consumer sector contrasted with flat profits in business & professional services, largely driven by diverging price dynamics between the sectors. Selling price inflation reached its highest rate since 2010 in consumer services, whereas in business & professional services prices fell and are expected to remain flat in the next quarter.

    Jobs growth is up across the sector, particularly in business & professional services where the hiring rate reached a survey record high. But in consumer services staff shortages have risen as a factor which could limit investment and growth in the year ahead. Possibly in anticipation of skills shortages, spending on training in consumer services reached its highest since 1999. Investment intentions in IT from
    business & professional services rose to their highest since 2007.

  • £16.3 billion in government savings identified

    In its submission to the Treasury ahead of November’s Comprehensive Spending Review, the CBI has identified savings and called for the government to prioritise public service reform. 

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