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White Paper sets out post-Brexit rules for migrant workers

Under proposed new immigration rules, low-skilled workers from EU countries will no longer have the automatic right to work in the UK after Brexit,

University or apprenticeships for all students post 16, says Cameron

Prime Minister, David Cameron, has outlined a pencil-sketch vision of an educational future  in which all post-16 students either take on an apprenticeship or go to university university. Mr Cameron told an audience at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) annual conference that he wanted to see “either apprenticeships or universities for almost everybody”.

War of words between GMB and CBI over Living Wage impact

In a wide-ranging interview with the Financial Times published this week, CBI President, Paul Drechsler, stated that the impact on businesses of National Living Wage announced in Chancellor George Osbourne’s Summer Budget in July has been underestimated. His comments have produced a strong reaction from trade unions, with GMB accusing the CBI of “crying wolf”. In…

CBI calls for zero hours to be protected, ahead of Queens Speech today

The CBI commented on possible new legislation expected to be announced in the Queen’s Speech. Katja Hall, CBI Deputy Director-General, said: “With the economic recovery gathering momentum and broadening out, we want the final session of Parliament to help embed growth and job creation for the long-term, delivering prosperity for all. At this stage of…

Economic growth hits record high and is set to continue for next two years

Economic growth reached a record high in May, posting the highest reading since data began in 2003, according to the latest CBI growth indicator. The survey of 726 respondents across the manufacturing, retail and service sectors registered record high growth in business activity, with a balance of +35%, up from +25% in April. The CBI’s…

Most firms will boost their workforce, their graduate intake and their apprentices, says CBI

As the recovery takes hold, we need to make sure that all citizens benefit and that growth is properly balanced across the UK, John Cridland, CBI Director-General said in his New Year message. “The recovery is taking root and business leaders have a spring in their step compared to this time last year – but…