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The CBI today has warned all political parties that whatever the make-up of the new Government after the election, the new Cabinet must get down to business with a clear delivery plan for the first 100 days to keep economic growth on track.

As political parties position themselves ahead of the election, John Cridland, CBI director-general, will spell out in his New Year message how to create a stronger economy, deliver a better future for our young people and secure Britain’s place in the world.

The leaders of the Confederation of British Industry's national network of businesses have issued a joint call to the people of Scotland to stay in the United Kingdom.

The focus of business concern has shifted towards political risks and has become a critical factor in investment decisions, CBI President Sir Mike Rake said in a speech to business leaders and senior politicians last night.

We need to make sure that growth is properly balanced across the UK John Cridland, CBI Director-General said in his New Year message which emphasised the importance of training in the economic recovery.

Flexible contracts protect jobs, according to John Cridland, CBI director-general.

Around 30 owners of mid-sized businesses will be visiting Turkey in a bid to boost trade and investment.

The Government has been urged to apply “fresh thinking” to the UK’s unemployment problem or risk grave social and economic consequences.

Annual growth in high street sales volumes was "subdued" in May as prices continued to climb at a "rapid" pace.

The UK economy will experience slow growth over the next couple of years, it has been claimed.

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