Articles from CBI (Confederation of British Industry)

Time for employers to place workplace health & wellbeing front of mind

This week, the CBI launched its Front of mind report, a good practice guide for mental health, in association with Bupa and HCA Healthcare. It details the findings from the CBI’s survey and interviews with 347 businesses, employing nearly 1.7 million people, which form the basis of recommendations to help employers of all sizes across the UK improve health and wellbeing in their workplaces.

9 out of 10 people want business to speak on societal issues

The public want businesses to be more outspoken on the big social issues of the day according to the most recent wave of research tracking public attitudes towards business.

Christine Lagarde to speak at inaugural Helen Alexander Memorial Lecture

The annual address is devoted to the memory of Dame Helen Alexander, a much loved and pioneering figure in British business, and is supported by Helen’s family and by four organisations with which she was closely associated.

Take part in 2018 Employment Trends Survey

The Employment Trends Survey is one of the longest running surveys of the CBI. As well as being a powerful tool to communicate business priorities to Government, the insights gathered will inform strategic policy directions and a report published in December this year which provides an annual snapshot of the latest labour market trends and business sentiment.

Importance of upskilling and retraining to the future success of the Scottish economy

In a historic move, CBI Scotland and the STUC have joined forces to issue a joint letter to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon outlining the importance of upskilling and retraining to the future success of the Scottish economy.

What gets measured gets done: businesses will welcome steps to help collect diversity data

We've responded to the Equality and Human Rights Commission report on ethnic and disability pay gap reporting.

GCSE RESULTS DAY: Businesses truly believe that education is more than qualifications alone

In response to this year’s GSCE results, John Cope, CBI Head of Education & Skills policy, said:

A LEVELS PAINT PICTURE OF REGIONAL INEQUALITY THAT MUST BE TACKLED HEAD ON

Today’s results are the outcome of years of hard work, dedication, and determination for many students. A-Levels have looked different this year as part of efforts to ensure they remain rigorous – a move supported by universities and largely welcomed by business.

CBI INITIAL REACTION TO A-LEVEL RESULTS DAY

In anticipation of this year’s A-Level results, John Cope, CBI Head of Education & Skills policy, said:

CBI Scotland seeks member views ahead of Scottish Budget submission

CBI Scotland is currently preparing its 2019-20 submission to be sent to Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay ahead of the Scottish Budget.

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