global warming, carbon emissions

10 October, 2018

Global warming: business on the front line

Sometimes it takes a blast of cold air to wake someone up. Policymakers and business leaders received such a shock this week with the publication of a report, which demanded drastic action if the worl...
John Lewis Partnership, employee ownership

28 September, 2018

Employee ownership: a help or hindrance to UK business?

CBI director-general Carolyn Fairbairn describes Labour’s business plan as displaying a “wilful misunderstanding of business”, and would “hobble UK ambitions to compete on a global stage”. ...
chancellor, Philip Hammond

9 March, 2018

CBI: Brexit deal must avoid ‘cliff edge’ for financial services

A Brexit deal that fails to include UK financial services is "like building a ship with no sails", according to the deputy director general of the Confederation of British Industry. Josh Hardie was...
James Wates

1 February, 2018

James Wates to chair private company governance group

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Business, City of London

5 January, 2018

Reputation of business improves since Brexit

Young people and Brexit could be the underlying reasons for an improvement in the reputation of business in the UK, according to research from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). The surve...

9 November, 2017

FTSE 350 firms urged to increase gender diversity in leadership teams

A target for gender diversity in FTSE 100 leadership teams has been extended to the next 250 largest listed companies. The Hampton-Alexander Review followed Lord Davies’s report and targ...
programming, IT skills, code, digital skills, digital revolution

7 November, 2017

Skills crisis threatens UK’s place in the industrial world, say CBI panellists

A skills crisis in the UK is seeing it fall behind the rest of the world, and is exacerbated by artificial intelligence, automation and regional divides, according to a high-level panel at the CBI’s...
Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI

6 November, 2017

CBI seeks independent body for industrial strategy development

Britain's leading business association has called for the creation of an independent body to advise on and measure the progress of a new national industrial strategy. The call comes on the first da...
Uber

22 September, 2017

Uber loses licence over ‘lack of corporate responsibility’

A "lack of corporate responsibility" is at the centre of reasons for withdrawing Uber's licence to operate as a taxi service in London. Transport for London (TfL), the licensing authority, has anno...