Signs of economy picking up says CBI boss

JOHN Cridland, director general of the country's largest business lobbying group CBI, says he can see genuine signs of recovery in the economy.

Speaking at a dinner hosted by Ernst & Young and attended by business and local authority leaders, Mr Cridland backed the Government's localism agenda, and measures to boost housebuilding as key tools to further drive growth in the regions.

In a wide-ranging presentation which touched on key issues such as skills to funding and energy policy, he said last week's GDP figures had ... For the full story register now for free or login below...