News Analysis - Conferences: Prime Minister announces £200m university and enterprise link


Dragons' Den's James Caan was a surprise guest at the CMI and told managers that he was holding investment tight until the end of the year, though expects to spend more money in 2011. A CMI survey revealed the greatest business concern at the conference from managers was the cost of energy. Employment disputes have also become increasingly concerning over the last year-and-a-half.

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The highest-profile speaker at the CBI conference was the Prime Minister, who spelled out a plan to

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