BRITISH bosses are pleading poverty in response to plans to increase the minimum wage and introduce a levy to fund apprenticeships.
Bosses’ club the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) claimed yesterday that many firms would struggle to meet the £7.50 an hour wage.
Monday 6th Feb 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
“IF YOU’RE president of the CBI and there’s a moth flying around the Prime Minister, do you (a) kill it, (b) catch it or (c) ignore it?”
So asked Paul Drechsler in a noble attempt to liven up yesterday’s CBI snoozefest at the Grosvenor House Hotel. He...
Tuesday 22nd Nov 2016
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
Corbyn takes anti-austerity message to CBI in first formal address
Monday 21st Nov 2016
More people live below poverty line now than in the 2008 recession – and pay is set to decline again
Monday 15th Feb 2016
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
Talks open fire on ‘Social Europe’ laws
Thursday 4th Feb 2016
posted by Luke James in Britain
Wednesday 30th Dec 2015
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
posted by Morning Star in Britain
THE CBI bosses’ club has criticised the Working Time Directive more than any other European Union policy, research revealed yesterday.
An analysis of CBI press releases shows it issued 65 pro-EU statements between September 2014 and September 2015.
By comparison, the big...
Tuesday 10th Nov 2015
BIG-BUSINESS lobbying group the CBI was embarrassed yesterday by a leak of secret documents about its campaign to keep Britain in the European Union.
Minutes marked “confidential” from a meeting of the CBI president’s committee held in July were revealed by the Vote...
Thursday 5th Nov 2015
THE CBI was criticised yesterday for “preposterous” claims that lower earners have done better than higher earners in terms of pay growth, writes Zoe Streatfield.
CBI Scotland gave evidence to the Scottish government’s economy committee claiming that “the last...
Thursday 24th Sep 2015