A Quiet Word:
Lobbying, Crony Capitalism
and Broken Politics in Britain

The Confederation of British Industry is a UK business organisation, which in total speaks for 190,000 businesses, made up of around 1500 direct and 188500 indirect members. There are 140 trade associations within the confederation who, alongside those direct members of the CBI, employ 7 million people, about one third of the UK private sector-employed workforce. [1]
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October 2013

July 2013

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

  • Jim Bligh, Head of Public Services, CBI gave evidence related to Procurement on 5 Feb. [75]

January 2013

  • Rhian Kelly, Director, Business Development, Confederation of British Industry gave evidence related to Aviation Strategy on 14 Jan. [76]
  • Rhian Kelly, Director, Business Development, Confederation of British Industry gave evidence related to Minutes of EvidenceHC 78 on 14 Jan. [77]

December 2012

  • Neil Carberry, Director for Employment and Skills, Confederation of British Industry gave evidence related to Minutes of EvidenceHC 768 on 12 Dec. [78]

June 2012

  • Neil Carberry, Director of Employment and Skills, Confederation of British Industry (CBI) gave evidence related to Youth Unemployment on 13 Jun. [80]

May 2012

March 2012

  • Neil Carberry, Director of Employment and Skills Policy, Confederation of British Industry (CBI) gave evidence related to Minutes of EvidenceHC 1911 on 26 Mar. [83]

November 2011

October 2011

March 2011

  • Neil Carberry, Director of Employment Affairs, Confederation of British Industry gave evidence related to Student Visas on 24 Mar. [88]
  • Susan Anderson, Director of Public Services and Skills, Confederation of British Industry gave evidence related to The English Baccalaureate on 22 Mar. [89]

January 2011

December 2010

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010

Sep 2010 - Nov 2010

September 2011

Dept. for Business, Innovation and Skills
Cabinet Office
  • CBI met with Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, Paymaster General, for general discussion. [2]
  • CBI met with Oliver Letwin, Minister for Government Policy, to discuss Public services, along with 8 others. [2]
Dept. for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

July 2011

Dept. for Business, Innovation and Skills
Cabinet Office
  • CBI met with Oliver Letwin, Minister for Government Policy, to discuss Public services, along with 17 others. [2]
Dept. for Culture, Media and Sport
  • CBI met with Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, for general discussion. [4]
Dept. of Energy and Climate Change
  • CBI met with Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, to discuss energy and climate related issues. [6]
Her Majesty's Treasury
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, to discuss Public services, along with 17 others. [7]
Prime Minister's Office

June 2011

Dept. for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Confederation of Business Industry met with Mark Prisk, Minister of State, for regular meeting, along with Management Today. [12]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with John Henry Hayes, Minister of State, to discuss skills. [12]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Stephen Green, Minister of State, to discuss trade and investment. [12]
Cabinet Office
  • CBI met with Gus O'Donnell, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service, for Dinner and round-table discussion, along with PSSB. [10]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Ian Watmore, Chief Operating Officer, to discuss Public Services Strategy Board Annual Dinner. [10]
Dept. for Culture, Media and Sport
  • CBI met with Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, to discuss boradband and the creative industries. [13]
Dept. for Work and Pensions
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Steve Webb, Minister for Pensions, to discuss State Pension reforms, along with 9 others. [15]
Dept. for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Her Majesty's Treasury
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Justine Greening, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, to discuss the economy. [16]

May 2011

Dept. for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Confederation of Business Industry met with Mark Prisk, Minister of State, for general catch-up, along with Construction Council. [12]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Edward Davey, Minister for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs, to discuss employment relations. [12]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Edward Davey, Minister for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs, to discuss corporate social responsibility, along with 10 others. [12]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with John Henry Hayes, Minister of State, to discuss Get Britain Working, along with 17 others. [12]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Vincent Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, for regular meeting. [12]
Cabinet Office
  • CBI met with Oliver Letwin, Minister for Government Policy, to discuss Energy and Red Tape Challenge. [9]
Dept. of Energy and Climate Change
  • CBI met with Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, to discuss DECC policy/introductory. [11]
  • CBI met with Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, for climate change Board round-table. [11]
Dept. for Work and Pensions
Her Majesty's Treasury
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Mark Hoban, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, to discuss Dinner. [16]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Justine Greening, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, to discuss Dinner. [16]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with James Sassoon, Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, to discuss Dinner. [16]

April 2011

Dept. for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Vincent Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, for regular meeting. [12]
Cabinet Office
  • CBI met with Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, Paymaster General, to discuss introductory . [9]
  • CBI met with Gus O'Donnell, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service, for general discussion. [10]
Dept. for Work and Pensions
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Chris Grayling, Minister for Employment, to discuss Health and safety. [15]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Chris Grayling, Minister for Employment, to discuss Employment. [15]
Her Majesty's Treasury
  • Confederation of British Industry met with David Gauke, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, for Business Competitiveness Forum, along with 11 others. [16]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, for general meeting. [16]
Wales Office
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Cheryl Gillan, Secretary of State for Wales, to discuss Welsh Issues. [17]

March 2011

Dept. for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • CBI - Confederation of British Industry met with Edward Davey, Minister for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs, to discuss competition issues. [20]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Vincent Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, for regular meeting. [20]
  • CBI met with David Willetts, Minister of State, to discuss Higher Education, along with 18 others. [20]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Stephen Green, Minister of State, to discuss trade. [20]
Dept. for Communities and Local Government
  • CBI met with Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for round-table discussion on Local Government matters. [21]
Cabinet Office
  • CBI met with Oliver Letwin, Minister for Government Policy, to discuss Growth. [18]
Dept. for Culture, Media and Sport
  • CBI met with Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, to discuss film, along with 26 others. [22]
Dept. of Health
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Andrew Lansley, Secretary of State for Health, for general discussion. [26]
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister, to discuss Trade and economy. [29]
Dept. for Work and Pensions
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for introductory meeting. [25]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Chris Grayling, Minister for Employment, to discuss Health and safety, along with 38 others. [25]
Dept. for Education
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Jonathan Hill, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, to discuss the Schools White Paper and employer involvement in education. [23]
Dept. for Transport
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Transport, for introductory meeting with new Director-general. [24]
Her Majesty's Treasury
  • Confederation of British Industry met with David Gauke, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, for introductory meeting, along with SME Council. [27]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, for general discussion. [27]
Wales Office
  • Confederation of British Industry met with David Jones, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, to discuss Welsh Issues. [32]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Cheryl Gillan, Secretary of State for Wales, to discuss Welsh Issues. [31]
  • CBI Wales met with Cheryl Gillan, Secretary of State for Wales, to discuss Welsh Issues. [31]

February 2011

Dept. for Work and Pensions
  • Confederation of British Industry met with David Freud, Minister for Welfare Reform, to discuss Welfare Reform Bill. [25]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Steve Webb, Minister for Pensions, to discuss Pension reforms. [25]
Dept. for Education
Her Majesty's Treasury
Prime Minister's Office

January 2011

Dept. for Work and Pensions
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Chris Grayling, Minister for Employment, to discuss skills and training, along with 13 others. [25]
Her Majesty's Treasury
  • Confederation of British Industry met with George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, for general discussion. [27]
Ministry of Justice
Prime Minister's Office
  • CBI met with David Cameron, Prime Minister, to discuss trade and investment issues, along with 21 others. [30]
  • CBI met with David Cameron, Prime Minister, to discuss British Business Leaders' meeting at Davos to discuss the economy, along with BT, Accenture, WPP, and HSBC. [30]
Wales Office
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Cheryl Gillan, Secretary of State for Wales, to discuss Welsh Issues. [31]

December 2010

Dept. for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Martin Donnelly, Permanent Secretary, for regular meeting. [35]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Martin Donnelly, Permanent Secretary, for introductory meeting. [35]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Vincent Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, for regular meeting. [34]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Mark Prisk, Minister of State, for regular meeting. [34]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Judith Wilcox, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, to discuss Intellectual Property. [34]
Dept. for Communities and Local Government
  • CBI roundtable local government service reform met with Joan Hanham, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, to discuss Local government service reform. [36]
Dept. of Energy and Climate Change
  • CBI met with Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, for regular catch-up. [42]
Dept. for Work and Pensions
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Chris Grayling, Minister for Employment, to discuss employment issues. [41]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Steve Webb, Minister for Pensions, to discuss Pension and Savings Bill. [41]
  • Confederation of British Industries met with David Freud, Minister for Welfare Reform, to discuss Pension and Savings Bill. [41]
Her Majesty's Treasury
  • Confederation for British Industry (CBI) met with David Gauke, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, to discuss Business Tax Forum for Competitiveness, along with 11 others. [44]
Ministry of Justice
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Jonathan Djanogly, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, to discuss the Jackson review, along with 18 others. [46]

November 2010

Dept. for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Confederation of British Industry met with John Henry Hayes, Minister of State, to discuss skills, along with 18 others. [34]
  • Confederation of British Industry (CBI) met with Edward Davey, Minister for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs, to discuss corporate governance, along with 23 others. [34]
Dept. for Communities and Local Government
  • Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Members met with Bob Neill, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, to discuss Spending Review, Community Budgets and Shared Services. [36]
Cabinet Office
  • CBI dinner met with Gus O'Donnell, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service, for general discussion. [33]
  • CBI met with Ian Watmore, Chief Operating Officer, to discuss Networking event. [33]
Dept. for Culture, Media and Sport
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, to discuss the Creative Industries . [37]
Dept. for Transport
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Transport, for Post Spending Review meeting. [40]
Her Majesty's Treasury
  • Confederation of British Industry (CBI) met with David Gauke, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, to discuss Joint Key Interest Groups Briefing with HMRC, along with 10 others. [44]
Ministry of Defence
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Peter Luff, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, to discuss the green Paper and Contact Renegotiations. [45]

October 2010

Dept. for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • CBI Construction Council met with Mark Prisk, Minister of State, for regular meeting. [34]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Vincent Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, to discuss business, along with 17 others. [34]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Vincent Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, for regular meeting. [34]
Dept. of Energy and Climate Change
  • CBI met with Charles Hendry, Minister of State, to discuss energy issues. [43]
  • CBI met with Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, to discuss regular catch-up (post-SR). [42]
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
  • CBI met with Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister, to discuss Business/economy. [47]
Dept. for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Confederation Of British Industry CBI met with Jim Paice, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, to discuss Spending Review, along with 47 others. [39]
  • Confederation Of British Industry CBI met with Caroline Spelman, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to discuss Spending Review, along with 47 others. [39]
Dept. for Education
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Nick Gibb, Minister of State, to discuss the work of CBI. [38]
Dept. for Transport
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Norman Baker, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, to discuss climate change Issues. [40]
Her Majesty's Treasury
Prime Minister's Office
  • CBI met with David Cameron, Prime Minister, to discuss higher education, along with UUK, NUS, and HEFCE. [48]
  • Confederation of British Industry (CBI) met with Jeremy Heywood, Permanent Secretary, to discuss topical business issues. [33]
Wales Office
  • CBI Wales met with Cheryl Gillan, Secretary of State for Wales, to discuss Welsh Issues. [49]

September 2010

Dept. for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • CBI met with David Willetts, Minister of State, to discuss science, dinner provided. [50]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with John Henry Hayes, Minister of State, for introductory meeting. [50]
  • CBI met with David Willetts, Minister of State, to discuss Higher Education, along with 12 others. [50]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with John Henry Hayes, Minister of State, to discuss further education, along with 17 others. [50]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Judith Wilcox, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, to discuss Intellectual Property. [50]
Dept. for Communities and Local Government
  • Confederation of British Industry (CBI) met with Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for introductory meeting. [51]
Her Majesty's Treasury
  • Confederation of British Industry met with David Gauke, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, for Business round-table, along with 9 others. [53]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, for general meeting. [53]

August 2010

Dept. for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • CBI met with David Willetts, Minister of State, to discuss science, along with 18 others. [50]
Dept. for Work and Pensions
  • Confederation of British Industry met with David Freud, Minister for Welfare Reform, to discuss welfare reform. [52]

July 2010

Dept. for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • CBI met with John Henry Hayes, Minister of State, to discuss Further Education, along with 12 others. [55]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with David Willetts, Minister of State, to discuss business issues. [55]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Vincent Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, to discuss business. [55]
Cabinet Office
  • CBI met with Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, to discuss public services. [54]
Dept. for Culture, Media and Sport
  • CBI met with Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, to discuss Creative Industries. [56]
Dept. of Energy and Climate Change
Dept. of Health
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Simon Burns, Minister of State, for introductory meeting. [62]
Dept. for Work and Pensions
  • Confederation of British Industry met with David Freud, Minister for Welfare Reform, to discuss Work Programme. [59]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Chris Grayling, Minister for Employment, to discuss Work Programme, along with 26 others. [59]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Steve Webb, Minister for Pensions, to discuss Workplace pension reforms. [59]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with David Freud, Minister for Welfare Reform, to discuss Work Programme, along with 26 others. [59]
Dept. for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Confederation of British Industry (CBI) met with Oliver Eden, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, to discuss Energy from waste, Carbon Reporting, climate change adaptation. [57]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Jim Paice, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, to discuss general issues. [57]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Caroline Spelman, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to discuss waste/climate change. [57]

June 2010

Dept. for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Vincent Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, to discuss business. [55]
  • Confederation of British Industry (CBI) met with Edward Davey, Minister for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs, for introductory meeting. [55]
Cabinet Office
  • CBI met with Oliver Letwin, Minister for Government Policy, to discuss Business policy. [54]
Dept. of Energy and Climate Change
  • CBI met with Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, for introductory meeting. [61]
Dept. for Work and Pensions
Dept. for Transport
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Transport, for introductory meeting. [58]
Her Majesty's Treasury
  • Confederation of British Industry met with Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, for Policy discussion. [63]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with David Gauke, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, to discuss Budget issues. [63]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with James Sassoon, Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, for Industrial strategy discussion. [63]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, for general meeting. [63]
  • Confederation of British Industry met with George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, for general meeting. [63]
Home Office
  • CBI met with Damian Green, Minister of State, to discuss the limit on non- EU economic migrants. [64]
  • CBI met with Theresa May, Secretary of State for the Home Department, to discuss GEO's Senior Stakeholder, along with 21 others. [64]
Wales Office
  • Confederation of British Industries- CBI Wales met with Cheryl Gillan, Secretary of State for Wales, to discuss Welsh Issues. [65]

May 2010

Wales Office
  • Confederation of British Industries- CBI Wales met with Cheryl Gillan, Secretary of State for Wales, to discuss Welsh Issues. [65]

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