ANALYST VIEWS: DID THE PRIME MINISTER PROVE THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS PRO-BUSINESS IN HIS FIRST CBI SPEECH?

MARK LITTLEWOOD | INSTITUTE OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

If the coalition is serious about improving the prospects of the private sector, it needs to produce a lengthy list of burdensome rules and regulations it will abolish. This can't come soon enough.

RICHARD LAMBERT | CBI
The Prime Minister demonstrated a real passion for business and an understanding that only business will create growth. There was a welcome emphasis on the need to re-boot our infrastructure.

ALISTAIR TEBBIT | INSTITUTE oF DIRECTORS

If anything the red tape burden on enterprise is increasing. Ministers have gold-plated the agency workers directive, the default retirement age is to be abolished, flexible working rights are to be extended, and parental leave is to be increased.