October 24, 2011

Medium sized companies key to growth says CBI

by Jan Harris

The CBI has called for the government to support the ‘forgotten army’ of mid-sized businesses, as they have the potential to expand quickly and help Britain prosper. The government should improve access to finance, especially in the bond markets, for mid-sized firms, the CBI said. John Cridland, the organisation’s director general, applauded Germany’s “Mittelstand” – […]




February 1, 2011

New CBI chief calls for growth

by Jan Harris

The CBI’s new director general, John Cridland, who took over from Richard Lambert today, has acknowledged the need for spending cuts but has also called for a simultaneous focus on growth. Mr Cridland has said that the necessary framework to allow business to grow must be put in place by the government and that it […]




December 13, 2010

New CBI boss calls for delay to retirement change

by Jan Harris

The incoming boss of the CBI, John Cridland, has called on the government to delay ending the default retirement age (DRA). The DRA is due to be scrapped in April next year, allowing employees to continue working after the age of 65 if they wish to. The collapse of pension funds over the last few […]