As the government steps up precautions to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, CBI Northern Ireland Director, Angela McGowan said:
Reacting to the coronavirus outbreak, the UK government has outlined which jobs are essential to help businesses plan ahead. In response to this, Chief UK Policy Director, Matthew Fell said:
CBI Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn has welcomed measures announced in the Chancellor's first Budget, saying:
Measures to help the flow of credit and support businesses potentially facing cash flow issues could make a real difference in the weeks ahead, said Rain Newton-Smith, CBI Chief Economist. She added:
Clarity about employers’ responsibilities is important in this unprecedented situation. It is vital that sick pay rules don’t encourage people to ignore public health guidance, said CBI Deputy Director-General Josh Hardie. He added:
CBI Head of Energy and Climate Change James Diggle has welcomed proposals to lift of the block on onshore wind competing in Change for Difference (CfD) auctions. He added:
The UK is beginning a brand-new chapter in its global future, and a good trade deal with the US is a vital part of that story, said CBI Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn. She added:
Business recognises the sense of purpose and direction of the Government said CBI Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn. She added:
All major projects must be consistent with net zero and it’s clear that the Government and aviation industry need to work closely to agree a robust decarbonisation plan. Deputy Director-General Josh Hardie added:
After months of consultation on IR35, businesses will welcome the fact there is now finally some clarity on the situation said Director of Economic Policy, Annie Gascoyne. She added:
From 2021, any firm seeking to hire workers from overseas will need to use a new immigration system. Several aspects of the new system were welcomed by the CBI, as Director General, Carolyn Fairbairn added:
After a long campaigning effort from the CBI, the Prime Minister has given the green light to HS2, bringing jobs, new homes, skills and investment to businesses across the north and midlands. Chief UK Policy Director, Matthew Fell added:
While some FTSE firms have made measurable progress when it comes to ethnic diversity in the boardroom, the bottom line is business has to significantly up its game, said CBI Chief UK Policy Officer Mathew Fell. He added:
Despite the challenges of the last three years, together we have made progress. No deal has been avoided and a year of status quo gives time to shape that new relationship, said CBI Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn. She added:
With free movement coming to an end, a new immigration system that is fair and sustainable from day one is as important for many firms as our future trading relationships, said CBI Northern Ireland Director. She added:
This solution appears a sensible compromise that gives the UK access to cutting-edge technology, whilst building in appropriate checks and balances around security, said CBI Chief UK Policy Officer Matthew Fell. He added:
Reducing the headline salary threshold will be welcomed by businesses, which argued that a £30,000 cap would be damaging, said CBI Chief UK Policy Director Matthew Fell. He added:
CBI Director of People and Skills Matthew Percival welcomed new legal right to parental bereavement leave. He added:
CBI Director of Digital and Innovation Felicity Burch welcomed the rapid action government is taking to give leaseholders and tenants access to fast, reliable gigabit connectivity. She added:
CBI Northern Ireland Director Angela McGowan has welcomed the agreement of the Stormont deal and made the call to reaffirm Northern Ireland’s reputation as a great place to do business. She added:
Business shares the government’s ambition for a higher wage, said CBI Chief UK Policy Director Matthew Fell. He added:
CBI Chief Economist Rain Newton-Smith has warmly congratulated Andrew Bailey on his appointment as the new Governor of the Bank of England:
CBI Deputy Director-General Josh Hardie had responded to the Queen's Speech:
CBI Chief UK Policy Director Matthew Fell has welcomed the findings of the Brydon Review of the audit industry, which should help it continue to evolve to meet the growing expectations of the market. He added:
Business has had enough of uncertainty and shares the Prime Minister’s ambition for a fast EU trade deal, CBI Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn has said. She added:
The UK has made gains in reading, maths and science, according to the international school rankings from the OECD. John Cope, CBI Head of Education and Skills policy, said:
CBI Scotland Director Tracy Black has responded to the launch of the SNP manifesto:
CBI Deputy Director-General Josh Hardie has responded to the launch of the Conservative manifesto
CBI Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn has responded to the launch of the Labour manifesto:
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