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Posts Tagged: CBI
The International Trade Secretary joined the panel for a live event with Anand Menon, Katy Balls and Andy Burwell, chaired by Paul Goodman.
The CBI supports the Government’s timetable and Starmer is keeping his head down. It is quite the turnaround.
Johnson will be well aware of this – and will be more concerned about heading Labour’s leader off than by the restive Tory press.
The Apprenticeship Levy is not working. Greater flexibility is needed so employers boost spending on high-quality training.
The most important sector is one usually ignored. Small firms constitute 99 per cent of all business in the country.
Andrew Smith: The next Conservative Government can deliver for the North by investing in regeneration.
I hope that we will see more of the Chancellor during the campaign explaining how his plans can help support investment to boost productivity.
The CBI provided the stage for the Prime Minister, but he treated them mean to keep a very different audience keen.
Richard Patient: At last, the Conservatives have realised that the CBI is the voice of big business, not all business
The confederation has wielded considerable influence over the last 30 years. But other, more entrepreneurial voices, must be heard, too.
The PM says that £6bn saved by delaying cuts in corporation tax will be used to fund public services like the NHS.
“This programme, which is appearing to value none of the contribution that business makes, will simply shut investment out of our country.”
Iain Mansfield: Brexit by October 31. Stop using the Left’s language. And stand for skilled workers. Essentials for our next Prime Minister.
Which candidate can devise and push through the policies needed to unite the Tory shires with the Leave voters of the north?
If the arguments against a target of net zero emissions by 2050 now seem familiar, that may be because we have been here before.
Graham Gudgin: If the EU delivers No Deal after all, there will be little to fear – and much to gain
A series of mini-deal, plus unilateral preparations by the UK, mean that most of the building blocks for a managed No Deal are already in place.
The biggest defeat in modern times and the largest Tory rebellion won’t stop her trying to resurrect her deal.