8 October 2015

  |  CBI Updates Team


Westminster roundup

With parliament back for its late summer sitting, the CBI has been out and about meeting key political stakeholders

Westminster roundup

With parliament back for its late summer sitting, Paymaster general Matthew Hancock MP attended a joint session of the CBI’s Economic Growth Board and Public Services Strategy Board. The minister discussed the forthcoming CSR, the main economic priorities for the government over this parliament and what the role of business should be. Members questioned the minister on how the contracting of public services would change over the coming five years.

Click here to read our submission to the CSR

Elsewhere, Neil met minister for childcare Sam Gyimah MP. With improved provision a key element of the CBI’s Better off Britain proposals and a major part of the government’s agenda, they agreed to co-operate on delivering this goal. The government is particularly keen to ensure that they get value from its investment and seeds real growth in provision. The CBI will be helping in months ahead on issues like effective regulation of the market in ways that encourage new high quality provision to open up at affordable rates for parents.

Click here to read Better off Britain

Finally, the CBI met with parliamentary under-secretary of state for intellectual property Baroness Neville Rolfe to discuss the Enterprise Bill which is due to make its way through the House of Lords over the autumn. The Bill includes a wide range of measures impacting businesses across the board from apprenticeship reform, to deregulation to the establishment of a new Small Business Commissioner, and it will be a focus for our lobbying in the coming months.

Click here to read our response to the Enterprise Bill

For more information please contact jon.harrison@cbi.org.uk