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Lord Bilimoria, CBI President CBE, DL, said the Leader of the Opposition’s commitments to sound public finances, the green economy and making Brexit work for business will be heard by firms up and down the country.
“As Labour advances its new - more consultative - ‘contract with business’, the CBI will play its part. In providing Sir Keir and his team with expert business insight, we can help Labour’s economic policies stay on the path of enabling growth rather than hampering it."
Tony Danker, CBI Director-General, said:
“What the Prime Minister set out today on EV charging is exactly the kind of detail we need to drive the necessary investment for a high-growth economy. That mix of high of ambition and focused detail can provide a blueprint for how government and business can work together to turn political aspiration into boardroom action."
Tony Danker, CBI Director General, said the UK has a shot at redemption, with a chance to regenerate with nascent industries – such as biotech, space, and cybersecurity – emerging in all parts of the country. He added:
"Even more so with net zero, which creates a once in a generation opportunity for the UK’s industrial heartlands to lead in this new industrial revolution, as they did in the last. Hydrogen. Off-shore wind. Carbon Capture. Electric Vehicles and batteries. And other net-zero solutions."
Matthew Fell, CBI Chief Policy Director, said that the Integrated Rail Plan is a significant investment that will go some way towards modernising our ageing rail networks and can be delivered at pace. He added:
“But businesses across the Midlands and Northern England will be justifiably disappointed to see the goalposts have moved at the eleventh hour, and concerned that some of the areas most sorely in need of development will lose out as a result of the scaled back plans.”
Matthew Fell, CBI Chief Policy Director, said that if levelling up and net zero are to become a reality, successfully delivering major projects right across the country must become the norm rather than the exception.
"Post-COP26, the need for action on carbon emissions in major projects could not be clearer. Ultimately, this report represents the business contribution to improving major project delivery. Getting this right can improve value for money for taxpayers and meaningfully contribute to government commitments on achieving net zero and levelling up communities."
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