As part of our campaign to understand the impact the current structure of business rates is having on business, the CBI has created a working group around the issue. Working groups are one of the ways the CBI collects insight and informs policy change. In this instance, we are looking to build an evidence base as to how business rates adversely affect business investment and growth. CBI submissions are significantly strengthened through being able to drill down into the crux of an issue through real life case studies.
The working group has been established in time to not only shape the objectives for the CBI’s business rates campaign, but also the recommendations to be included in our budget submission in September.
It ensures the rates payers themselves, as well as experts in the field, are the ones shaping what business rates policy should look like. It also enables the CBI to fully represent the views of members across all sectors and from all regions - approximately 40 members have currently signed up across retail, manufacturing, logistics, hospitality, as well as advisors and other business organisations.
Our members are our mandate
The CBI works tirelessly with its members and government to shape policies, mitigate risk and deliver prosperity for all.
Across the UK, the CBI speaks on behalf of 190,000 businesses of all sizes and sectors. The CBI’s corporate members together employ nearly 7 million people, about one third of private sector-employees.
With offices in the UK as well as representation in Brussels, Washington, Beijing and Delhi, the CBI communicates the British business voice around the world.
To help inform the future of policy - both in business rates and other areas that impact business - join the CBI.