It’s been a busy autumn for engagement with government on the critical issues facing business. Key issues of focus have included longer-term goals of higher productivity and transitioning to net zero, to immediate supply chain challenges plus labour and skills shortages. The CBI has deliberately focussed its energy on private engagement with No.10, HM Treasury, BEIS and the Cabinet Office, alongside timely and impactful public interventions.
Building on the Budget
Ahead of the Budget Tony Danker, CBI Director-General, met bilateral with the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, to outline employers’ priorities to achieve a high investment, high productivity, and high wage economy. Following the Chancellor delivering his Budget, the CBI responded by welcoming progress on Business Rates, innovation and skills. But made clear that it will