The CBI exists to help business create prosperity for all. When the economy grows, society prospers, and every business plays a part in protecting and growing that economy. Our team is made up of specialists who also engage in the CBI’s core work speaking on behalf of UK business more widely, including policy development, business intelligence analysis and forecasting.
This allows us to draw on our strong understanding of the business, economic and policy landscape to provide independent evidence-based analysis and advice to clients. CBI Economics offers a range of products and services to empower businesses with the information they need to succeed and grow, including:
Commissioned Business Surveys: With unparalleled reach into the business community, we have an expert survey team with policy insights who can help you test the views and plans of UK business on topical issues. Two recent case studies include surveying businesses on:
Economic Analysis: Economic expertise grounded in a strong understanding of the policy landscape means our economists can help you make the case for policy action, assess your total contribution to the UK economy or help to build your evidence base for effective decision-making. Our economic analysis sits amongst some of the most widely quoted in the UK. Three recent case studies include:
Corporate Economic Briefings: Invite our economic experts to brief your board and senior management teams. Gain insight into the economic outlook for your sector or market and better understand what the most pressing issues are for the UK and global economy.
Economic Survey Data: License our timeseries data collected via our monthly sectoral economic surveys to augment your analysis and economic projections.
This blend of skills and experience means we are uniquely placed to empower businesses with the information they need to succeed and grow.
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Test the views and plans of UK business on topical issues.
Make the case for policy action, assess your total contribution to the UK economy or help to build your evidence base for effective decision-making.
Gain insight into the economic outlook for your sector or market and better understand what the most pressing issues are for the UK and global economy.
License our timeseries data collected via our monthly sectoral economic surveys to augment your analysis and economic projections.
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