The Apprenticeship Levy is not working. Greater flexibility is needed so employers boost spending on high-quality training.
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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.
Chloe Westley: A message to Remain politicians and their second referendum plot. Vote Leave Two would end your careers.
These politicians have no idea about the wave of contempt that will engulf them, just as they didn’t understand England outside the M25 in 2016.
May rebuffs the Gang of Five. “The Withdrawal Agreement has been agreed in full.” Her CBI speech: full text.
“That agreement is a good one for the UK. It fulfils the wishes of the British people as expressed in the 2016 referendum.”
WATCH: We should be “out of the implementation period before the next General Election”, May tells CBI
That would be sooner than the latest timescale proposed by Barnier. She says that it is a short-term alternative to the backstop.
Obama’s EU referendum intervention didn’t help deliver a Remain result for Cameron. It’s not clear that the Government has learned from the experience.