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.”
Our policy on apprenticeships should be high profile during this general election campaign. I think that rather than abandon the Apprenticeship Levy, the Conservatives should radically reform it.
Economic competence has been the cornerstone of the Conservative appeal. Remove that cornerstone and the entire structure becomes fragile.
The fifth piece in our series this week about what the Tory Manifesto should look like.
Regulations should be applied lightly and Business Rates cut. Improving transport links must be championed.
Our businesses have the ingenuity, skills and talent to succeed, but they need to know what the future will hold before they can invest, hire and deliver.
The Business Secretary argues that Parliament’s actions are “discouraging businesses from taking the steps they need to take”, and holding up private sector investment.
Let me give seven examples of principles that most Conservatives would support. I struggle to reconcile them with those pursuing a No Deal Brexit at any cost.
Rather than demanding capitalism-is-broken remedies, I have found strong support for measures they recognise will support their employers.
We should counter their crude and authoritarian plan proposals with a progressive plan for flexible working which better suits the modern workforce.
Almost half of the UK’s fastest-growing startups have at least one foreign-born founder – many of whom came to the UK to study, then stayed to work.
In his eyes, you have them only as long as the Government suffers you to have them, and they can be retrospectively taken away if he sees fit.
First, the bad news. UK business investment in non-financial assets, which includes factories and machinery, has stalled since the vote to leave the EU in 2016. Indeed, investment has fallen outright in five of the last six quarters, and is now about 1½% lower than a year ago. This is still not the ‘collapse’ that […]
If there is one tax cut that would show in totemic fashion that post Brexit Britain is truly ‘Open for Business’, it would be to cut Air Passenger Duty (APD). Since its introduction in 1994 by then Chancellor Ken Clarke, APD has increased by 680% for long haul flights and 160% for short haul at the same time that […]
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The West Midlands provides a case study for the UK in how connectivity can transform an area by linking its communities, its geography, its businesses and its people.
The UK is very well-placed to make the most of a technological boom age – except for one great and persisting tech weakness: a shortage of trained people.